This robot was designed to be a rugged, off-road and urban reconnaissance robot. It is controlled by a laptop computer and has sonar, vision, and bump sensors. The device is capable of quickly and autonomously traversing all kinds of terrain - from sand dunes, to shallow water, to steep mountain trails, while automatically avoiding obstacles in its path.
I also equipped CESAR with various devices to interact with and report about its environment including a robotic gripper, various lights, and a PA system.
(The above photo shows the talking head that was used to demonstrate the robot during presentations. The mouth shown in the image moved to its speech)