The WALRUS Rover team would like to thank all of its sponsors for their generous support. This project would not be possible without them. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor please use the contact form or send an email to walrus@wpi.edu.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute was founded in 1865 and remains at the forefront of science, technology and engineering education. WPI was the first university to offer and undergraduate program in robotics engineering and provides a unique project based curriculum that lives up to its founding motto of Theory and Practice.  Learn more about WPI at http://www.wpi.edu.


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Electro-Mechanical Technology
Electro-mechanical Technology is a contract manufacturing company based in Hudson, MA. They provide a wide range of services including PCB assembly, box build assembly, cable and harness assembly, express prototyping and testing services.to EMT strives to help customers design and deliver quality products for differing markets in a quick, efficient and economical manner. Learn more about EMT at http://www.elecmechtech.com/.



SOLIDWORKS is a suite of 3D computer aided design (CAD) software produced by Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp. SolidWorks is a powerful, yet easy to use 3D CAD program that offers advanced features like design analysis, flow simulation, electrical integration and project lifecycle management. The WALRUS Rover project team will be using SolidWorks for mechanical design and 3D modeling  Learn more about SolidWorks at http://www.solidworks.com.



Ubiquiti Networks
Ubiquiti Networks is a leading developer of high-performance networking equipment for businesses and service providers. They specialize in creating unique solutions to provide connectivity to underserved and underpenetrated areas across the globe at low deployment costs. Learn more about Ubiquiti Networks at http://ubnt.com.



Bren-Tronics, Inc.
Bren-Tronics, Inc. produces highly reliable batteries for military and industrial applications. A trusted DoD supplier or rechargeable batteries for over 18 years, Bren-Tronics batteries have set and exceeded that standards for military batteries today.  Learn more about Bren-Tronics at http://www.bren-tronics.com/.



VICOR designs and manufactures a wide variety of high-performance power components. Their power systems emphasize modularity, allowing customers to combine multiple plug-and-play components to build a complete power management solution for any architecture or application. Learn more about VICOR at http://www.vicorpower.com/.



Anderson Power Products
Anderson Power Products®, (APP), is a leader in developing high quality, low cost, power interconnect solutions for industries including: Back Up Power Systems, Electrical Vehicles, UPS Systems, Telecommunications High-Technology Devices and Alternative Energy Solutions.  The connector selection offers a variety of contact options: flat-wiping, pin & socket, hot pluggable, make-first / break-last and mixed power & signal.  Connector systems are rated from 5 to 700 amps for 150 volts / 600 volts, AC/DC applications. Headquartered in Sterling, MA, Anderson Power Product’s facility is ISO 9001:2008 certified and uses automated manufacturing to offer uncompromising quality. In addition, APP operates a distribution and assembly facility in Warrington, England to provide support for their European customers, as well as three Asia Pacific facilities: Shenzhen, China, Shatin Hong Kong and Taichung City 407, Taiwan (R.O.C.). APP® connectors are available through their authorized distributor network or direct from the factory. For further information about the company and its products visit www.andersonpower.com .



The Robotics and Intelligent Vehicles Research Laboratory (RIVeR Lab) at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), founded in 2010, aims to advance the capabilities of autonomous robots and intelligent vehicles. Research activities focus on design, analysis, implementation and control of intelligent vehicles, mobile robots, walking robots, manipulators and adaptive system. Learn more about RIVeR Lab at http://robot.neu.edu/.



maxon motor
maxon motor is the worldwide leading provider of high-precision drive systems up to 500 W, focusing on customer specific solutions, quality and innovation. Numerous companies from various industries count on drive systems of maxon motor for their mission-critical applications. Learn more about maxon motor at http://maxonmotorusa.com/.



BRECOflex is a leader in the polyurethane timing belt industry. They offer state-of-the-art product designs, diverse timing belt products, pulleys and accessories that are designed and manufactured for precision and quality. BRECOflex products are used in many diverse industries around the world. Learn more about BRECOflex at http://brecoflex.com/.


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Action Bearing
Serving the needs of New England OEM and aftermarket users for over fifty years, Action Bearing is committed to providing customers with the right bearing at the right price. They target specific industries, learn about their needs and provide exact solutions. Learn more about Action Bearing at http://actionbearing.com/.




Since its creation in 1952, APEM has become one of the leading worldwide manufacturers of man-machine interfaces. APEM develops and manufactures professional switch products for diversified markets including instrumentation, medical, communications, industrial automation, defense and transport. Learn more about APEM at http://www.apem.com/.



Barnstorm Cycles
Located in Spencer, MA, Barnstorm Cycles specializes in custom motorcycle builds and mods. They offer a wide range of services including completely custom builds, custom parts, custom wiring and motorcycle service along with general machining, fabrication and welding services. Learn more at http://www.barnstorm.us/.



Hydro-Cutter provides Precision Waterjet Cutting services to a wide array of industries and companies, utilizing the latest technologies, equipment and processes to cut materials that are difficult to machine or manufacture using traditional methods. Learn more at http://www.hydro-cutter.com/home.htm.



Digi-Key is one of the fastest growing distributors of electronic components in the world. Since its founding in 1972, Digi-Key has been committed to offering the broadest selection of in-stock electronic components, as well as providing the best service possible to its customers, aiding engineers through the entire design process, from Prototype to Production®. Learn more at http://www.digikey.com/.


Pololu is an electronics manufacturer and online retailer serving education, maker, and professional engineering industries with products ranging from sensors and motion control electronics to motors and wheels to complete robots. Learn more at https://www.pololu.com/.


Molex is a leading provider of innovative electronics components and solutions including connectors, cable assemblies, wireless antennas, fiber optics and printer circuit board products. Lear more about moles at http://www.molex.com/molex/index.jsp.


Boston Gear
With over 125 years of frontline experience, more than 30,000 products, a divisional office in Quincy, Massachusetts, and a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in North Carolina, Boston Gear is one of industry’s premier resources for high-performance integrated motion control products and components. Learn more at http://www.bostongear.com/index.asp.


Intel is a leading global producer of semiconductors.  Pioneers of the modern commercial microprocessor, Intel has been on the cutting edge of innovation in computer for over 40 years. Intel is the primary sponsor of this year’s Intel-Cornell cup. Learn more about Intel at http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/homepage.html.

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