The robot provides a platform for individuals with limited mobility to navigate urban terrain. The system should have minimal impact on its environment, be very stable during movement, and be easily integrate wireless network systems. Minimal impact on the environment, was achieved using a hexapedal robot using a triangular paired-leg design. The hexapod was given two separate gaits, one for normal walking and one for negotiating stairs. This allowed the center of gravity to remain low while normally walking. The teleoperation was conducted over a wireless internet connection using a central "dial home" server. The robot was to designed to each criteria successfully. During the project, future additions were considered, making the robot a good platform for future projects.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Major Qualifying Project
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