Faculty Advisor

Cobb, Eben C.

Faculty Advisor

Sullivan, John M.

Abstract

The primary goal was to evaluate robotic couriers for design and operation in hospital environment and to create a robot drivetrain that is more robust and maneuverable than current robotic couriers. These drivetrain improvements allow couriers to efficiently complete functions they were designed to accomplish. Existing drivetrain systems were evaluated through decision and design matrices to choose a drivetrain which could most benefit this application. A mecanum drive was chosen due to several factors including mobility, reliability, and maintenance among others.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2013

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

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