Monday, May 12, 2008

Yeti on its own

After our successful run yesterday, Jim was convinced that the robot was prepared for him to operated it on the traverse. This is great news because it means we'll get good radar data from crevasse zones, which were further out than we had the opportunity to go on this trip. We're also excited because it means that Kevin and I won't have to worry about getting Yeti home, which was a massive undertaking on the front end of the trip.

Today was our last day in Thule, which we spent the day teaching Jim the intricacies of Yeti's internals, including the embarrassing workarounds we were forced to make when working on electronics in the field. The system is robust though, and we expect that it will perform well once its our of our hands. We won't know for another 6 weeks or so, until the team gets back.

We celebrated by going to the gym and getting our our aggression with an automated tennis ball launcher inside a squash court, after getting tired on the rotating tread climbing wall, which we followed that with some Scotchernetting.

We'll be off the grid for a day or two, after which we'll hopefully have some videos of Yeti. We're both excited to get home at this point, see you all soon.

1 Comments:

At May 13, 2008 at 10:57 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Okay, guys...just what is Scotchernetting??

We'll see you soon. Great job keeping us posted....looking forward to reams of video.

LR

 

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