Faculty Advisor

Cuneo, Joshua M

Faculty Advisor

Bertozzi, Nicholas

Faculty Advisor

Smith, Therese Mary

Abstract

We have designed an autonomous mining robot designed to meet the specifications of the 2020 NASA Robotic Mining Competition. The rover is designed to navigate in a moon simulated environment, dig down at least thirty centimeters and return a payload, as well as meet the constraints imposed by the unique operating environment. We addressed the engineering challenges and goals that were faced, ranging from communication and obstacle avoidance to heat management.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

2020-05-05

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Major

Computer Science

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Computer Science

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