Ciaraldi, Michael J.
The purpose of this project is to optimize an educational robotics platform built for students to be presented with a meaningful real-world problem: lack of control options available for people with different levels of disabilities to control a wheelchair. For this purpose, the Wi-Fi based wheelchair controlled by an Android application, is optimized. We established a robust wireless communication method and supplemented the multimodal control options with a speed regulation and GPS navigation system. The end- result is an expansible framework that can extend to other robots sold by the sponsoring company at DEPUSH Technology Co. Ltd., based in Wuhan, China.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Major Qualifying Project