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Fiberglass Projects

A-4 Skyhawk (1978)

I constructed this 1/3-scale fiberglass replica of the A-4 Skyhawk, flown at the time by the Blue Angels precision flight demonstration team, in the late 70s while stationed in Montgomery, AL. While many of the flight-control and other onboard systems…

MDARS Interior (1994)

Our sponsor for the Mobile Detection Assessment Response System (MDARS) Interior robot wanted an extra system to take to trade shows and conferences.  An actual robot weighed some 300 + pounds and cost several hundred thousand dollars.  I made this…

Modular Robotic Payloads (2002)

This section features some fiberglass payloads I constructed for the first-generation prototype of the Mobile Detection Assessment Response System (MDARS), a diesel-powered autonomous security robot developed by General Dynamics Robotic Systems and our lab for the US Army.  The below…

JunkBot (2018)

The JunkBot is a non-functional sculpture robot I built to avoid throwing away some first-generation components removed from ROBART III in the course of progressive system upgrades over the years. The early version of ROBART’s Gatling-gun barrel, for example, is…

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