Faculty Advisor

Michalson, William R.

Faculty Advisor

Pinciroli, Carlo

Faculty Advisor

Wodin-Schwartz, Sarah Jane

Faculty Advisor

Sabuncu, Ahmet Can

Faculty Advisor

Mallick, Rajib B.

Abstract

The need for “smart” recovery for disasters is at the forefront. Firefighters operating in indoor firegrounds are put at risk by the constantly changing environment. The use of robotics in firefighting can assist firefighters by informing them about different aspects of the fireground, such as the structural layout and temperature distribution. Taking inspiration from a design devised by a previous WPI Major Qualifying Project, our team prototyped a heat, water, and impact-resistant robot capable of navigating around obstacles in the fireground and returning relevant real-time data. In this year's iteration, a new chassis was designed, a new pair of whegs were designed, a battery management system was integrated, and a new user interface was created.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

2020-05-16

Major

Chemical Engineering

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Advisor Department

Computer Science

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

Advisor Department

Civil and Environmental Engineering

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