Faculty Advisor

Chernova, Sonia

Faculty Advisor

Padir, Taskin

Faculty Advisor

Stafford, Kenneth A.

Abstract

Search and discovery rovers have evolved to play an essential part in disaster relief and humanitarian aid. With features such as supervised autonomy, high-definition vision systems, and enhanced mobility, the goal of this project is to create an amphibious rover to aid in search and discovery. Such a rover would not only give relief teams more information about the situation at hand, but also eliminate the danger of sending search parties into harsh and high-risk environments. The addition of water mobility allows teams to deploy the WALRUS Rover after disasters such as tsunamis or hurricanes. The end result of this project is a fully functional prototype of an amphibious rover guided by our design requirements.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2015

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Major

Computer Science

Major

Robotics Engineering

Major

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Computer Science

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

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