Faculty Advisor

Bhatia, Mehul A

Faculty Advisor

Bertozzi, Nicholas

Abstract

The purpose of this MQP was to research, design, analyze, and test a robotic device to remove snow and ice off of cars. Snow on cars is a hazard for many drivers across the world. Drones are widely used in society, including agricultural drones for spraying pesticides on crops. Lightweight, yet strong, carbon fiber was used in addition to 3-D printed parts. The flying and spraying components were each tested in addition to proving the concept with multiple FEA simulations on individual components. Computer vision was used to identify how much snow remained on the car and what areas were already sprayed. The primary focus of the project was to come up with a device to aid society and potentially sell to consumers.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

2020-05-18

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Major

Interdisciplinary

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

Advisor Department

Computer Science

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