Faculty Advisor

Fischer, Gregory S.

Faculty Advisor

Padir, Taskin


The project was focused on a mobile research platform for autonomous navigation components and sensors vital to its autonomous interaction with its environment. The goal of this project was to create such a mobile robotic platform, which would in turn be capable of acting as a fully autonomous tour guide for the WPI campus. The project combined the robust capabilities of a Segway Robotic Mobility Platform with the cutting edge adaptability of the Robot Operating System software framework. The robot will work in conjunction with school staff to provide video tour information as part of an enhanced tour experience. The project is a highly visible representation of WPI's unique MQP program and its ability to prepare engineers capable of solving real world problems.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

August 2012


Robotics Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering