Faculty Advisor

Gennert, Michael A.

Faculty Advisor

Padir, Taskin

Faculty Advisor

Stafford, Kenneth A.

Abstract

The goal of this project is to design and implement a micro-rover capable of supporting a primary rover to complete mission specific tasks and objectives. This rover is designed with the intent of interfacing with many different robotic systems due to the ease of integration with Robot Operating System (ROS) and its small size. The project demonstrates the possibilities for smaller and lighter robotic rovers by exhibiting a small tele-operated, two-wheel, self-righting micro-rover with a HD video stream and sensor feedback for situational awareness designed for use in space applications. The micro-rover project proves the capabilities of creating a small inexpensive secondary rover to play a key supportive role, allowing the pair to complete mission objectives faster and more efficiently.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2013

Major

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Major

Robotics Engineering

Major

Computer Science

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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