Faculty Advisor

Ciaraldi, Michael J.

Faculty Advisor

Rong, Yiming

Center

WUHAN / Wuhan, China Project Center

Abstract

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.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

September 2014

Major

Computer Science

Major

Robotics Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Computer Science

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

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