Faculty Advisor

Ciaraldi, Michael J.

Faculty Advisor

Nestinger, Stephen

Abstract

Current weaponized robotic systems are too expensive for use by law enforcement agencies and yet are being demanded more and more by these agencies to augment existing human teams and to help expedite dangerous missions. In conjunction with Black-I Robotics Inc., this project developed a low-cost robotic device capable of accurately and safely firing a variety of semi-automatic weapons at stationary targets. The project involved the formulation of project specifications as well as the design, fabrication and testing of the device. This system will be further developed by the company and potentially mounted on the arm of a Black-I Robotics' LandShark robotic platform and to increase the marketability of their current LandShark robotic platform for use by law enforcement agencies.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2010

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Major

Robotics Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Computer Science

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

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