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Proudly sponsored by:

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Are you interested in sponsoring the Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) Robot team?

We are looking for sponsors to support the team in developing our search and rescue robot (USAR). If you would like to sponsor us, please do not hesitate to contact us. Alternatively if you would like to know more, you can read our Sponsorship and Information pack here.

Additionally, do not forget to check out the team's progress on social media!

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Key info:

Project Overview
Project Reports
Sponsor Us

    Who we are

    Warwick Mobile Robotics (WMR) is an on-going group research project carried out by a team of Master’s level engineering students at the University of Warwick. This project is jointly run by the School of Engineering and Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG). Since 2008, WMR research teams have been helping to make advances in robotic systems in the Urban Search and Rescure (USAR) field.

    This year the WMR team was formed of a multi-disciplinary team consisitng of mechcanical, automotive, electrical and systems engineers.

    The project

    USAR robots are designed to locate survivors in hazardous environments, such as earthquake disaster zones, thus removing emergency service personnel from danger.

    The overarching project goal is to design and manufacture a fully functioning USAR robot with the capabilities to be able to compete in international Search and Rescue competitions across the globe.

    As part of showcasing our robot, we attend technology and engineering exhibitions and fairs throughout the year. Additionally, we make sure to be present at most of the University Open days to gain both exposure for the project and to inspire younger generations in the STEM field. Details of these various events will be updated on our website and social media.

    Our Project Aims and Objectives

    The aim of the WMR team this year is to produce a Robot capable of competing in the RoboCup Competition in Magdeburg.

    The following are the team's objectives:

    1. Raise sponsorship, for finances or parts
    2. Complete the design for the robotic arm, wireless control system, power distribution board, sensors and motor controls
    3. Implement design and optimization, in order to produce a versatile, robust and unique robot
    4. Produce a working robot that will perform well during rigorous testing
    5. Create extensive documentation for a smooth handover to the future years of the WMR project, which was defined in the project outline

        Past Projects

        To find out about the work done in previous stages of the project, please view our annual project reports in the reports section.

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