Looft, Fred J.
Stafford, Kenneth A.
The purpose of this project was to design, create, and test a robotic mobile platform capable of housing and interfacing with an ice thickness measuring sensor. This robot was designed to: drive across natural snow, ice, and water surfaces; follow a user-defined path; report live position and heading information to a user. The unique auger-drive system of this robot was designed to provide efficient movement across ice, as well as buoyancy and aquatic propulsion, in the case of broken ice. A user interface was also designed and implemented as part of this project. This interface was designed to: display the live information sent by the robot; allow the user to send instructions to the robot; prompt the user for input; inform the user of the program's progress and state.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Major Qualifying Project
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Electrical and Computer Engineering