Faculty Advisor

Michalson, William R.

Abstract

The purpose of this project is to research and develop a system to autonomously clear a specified area of snow. The resultant system includes a modified snowblower, a base station, and a computer application to monitor and define the area for the snowblower to clear. A high precision GPS is equipped on both the snowblower and the base station to provide accurate location data. The snowblower is additionally equipped with a LIDAR sensor for obstacle detection in the snow, as well as a microcontroller to run embedded software and interface with the computer application. The team faced many design challenges and learned a substantial amount through the implementation of the research they conducted.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2017

Major

Computer Science

Major

Robotics Engineering

Major

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

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