Faculty Advisor

Padir, Taskin

Faculty Advisor

Stafford, Kenneth A.

Abstract

This project involved the design, manufacturing, integration, and testing of ORYX 2.0, a modular mobility platform. ORYX 2.0 is a rover designed for operation on rough terrain to facilitate space related technology research and Earth exploration missions. Currently there are no low-cost rovers available to academia or industry, making it difficult to conduct research related to surface exploration. ORYX 2.0 fills this gap by serving as a ruggedized highly mobile research platform with many features aimed at simplifying payload integration. Multiple teleoperated field testing trials on a variety of terrains validated the rover's ruggedness and ability to operate soundly. Lastly, a deployable pan-tilt camera was designed, built, and tested, as an example payload.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2012

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Major

Robotics Engineering

Major

Liberal Arts and Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

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