Faculty Advisor

Liang, Jianyu

Faculty Advisor

Pinciroli, Carlo

Abstract

The disaster mitigation process is dangerous to search-and-rescue (S&R) personnel. Organizations work to develop robotic technologies for disaster response. However, disaster robotics is often characterized by large, bulky, and expensive systems. The goal of this MQP is to analyze the feasibility of a simple, cost-effective heterogeneous robot swarm to map a disaster location for on-site S&R personnel. We designed a ground robot prototype that can be dropped by a drone. We tested collaborative algorithms to perform mapping of cluttered environments by both the ground robot and the drone. Our study also involves tests on durability and disposability of the droppable robot and scalability tests of the mapping algorithms.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2018

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Major

Computer Science

Major

Robotics Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

Advisor Department

Computer Science

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