Materials for Robots Environmental Investigation Use these topics as a suggested focus for your investigation of the terrain and environmental factor for your chosen environment. Areas to research Climate Temperature Does the environment have extreme temperatures changes? What is the range of temperatures for this environment? Does the temperature vary according to the seasons? If this is a factor, how would this affect your plan to send a robot to this region? Sunlight What is the average number of daylight hours per day? Are their large variations in daylight according to the seasons? Humidity and Rainfall How frequently does it rain? Is this a particularly humid area? How does rainfall or moisture affect the terrain of the environment? Terrain Condition of the ground Are there roads? What is typically found on the ground? What are the characteristics of the soil the robot would need to move through? Are there variations in the landscape for example from wet to dry? Elevation Does the elevation of the landscape vary? Are there any extreme elevations in the landscape? Are there many obstacles to moving around? Can you think of any other factors which would need to be considered when designing your robot for this environment? Materials for Robots Landscape Condition Report Brief description of the landscape Important points to highlight when considering materials for robot Materials for Robots Materials Evaluation Use the below grid to evaluate the properties of materials that could be used for your robot design. Material Conductive Flexible Weight Strength CorrosionResistant Effected by moisture Cost Rate the material from 1 = low to 5 = high for each characteristic. Can you think of any other ways to evaluate your material? If so add to the grid.