Space Robotic Assembly Team
The Space Robotic Assembly Team (Space RATs) concept focuses on using an evolutionary algorithm, such as a genetic algorithm, to optimize a candidate robot design. Working with Dr. Chris Leger of the Jet Propulsion Lab, Dynamic Concepts, Inc. used Darwin2K software to optimize the design of a small robot designed to crawl through tubes. A diagram of the robot is shown below, and an animation generated by Darwin2K is located at our animations page.
The final report is also available to be viewed or downloaded - SpaceRATS Final System Integration Report.