A comparison was made of a decision-based technology commercialization model and a project based case study. The model was derived for use with technology-oriented robotic competition embodied in the WPI Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition (IGVC) effort. The project researched feasibility and available commercialization methods, followed by careful observation of the actual decision approach the multidisciplinary engineers of WPI's IGVC team that they utilized to design and construct their vehicle. We found that the commercialization model provided information that allowed discrimination between available alternatives which matched our initial goals.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Major Qualifying Project
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