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Thursday, 11 March 2010

Autodesk Inventor used to create robots!

Make sure you're watching Channel 5 at 8pm on Monday 15th March as Autodesk Inventor will featured on The Gadget Show!!

Gadget Show presenters Jason Bradbury and Ortis Deeley have been set the challenge of designing a new robot to battle against the current Robot Wars European Champion Beauty 2.

The robot, named Satans Mutt, was developed specially for the challenge with the help of the shows dedicated designer John Reid from agency teamhurtz.com, and the choice of Autodesk Inventor to help create Satan’s Mutt was a straightforward one.

“Inventor supports Digital Prototyping and I see it as the industry standard software for this type of design,” John said. “I knew that using Autodesk Inventor for Satan’s Mutt would give the Gadget Show team the strongest possible chance of winning the challenge".

“The ability to integrate all the design data into a single digital model enables you to streamline the design process without compromising the quality of design,” he added.

Shortening the design cycle in this way allowed John to complete the whole development from concept to execution in just six weeks.

This isn't the first time that Autodesk Inventor has been used to design a Robot Wars robot. The robot Dominator which was featured in 4 series of BBC's Robot Wars was also designed using Inventor. Dominator was a semi-finalist in each of series they competed in and was one of the fastest and stongest robots in the contest due to the sleek design and powerful axe.

Have a watch of Dominator in action as it beats Wheely Big Cheese in series 5 of BBC's Robot Wars:

There's also some images of Dominator that were created using Autodesk Inventor in the MFG Gallery on Flickr.

So make sure you tune in to Channel 5 on Monday at 8pm to see Autodesk Inventor in action.