Faculty Advisor

Putnam, Craig B.

Faculty Advisor

Michalson, William R.

Faculty Advisor

Miller, Bradley A.

Abstract

Native to the Indo-Pacific region, Lionfish are an invasive species in the Caribbean Sea introduced by aquarium owners releasing their pets. The lionfish population continues to grow and threaten marine life in the region. This MQP proposes a fully autonomous robot to kill and capture the invasive species. Building off of previous teams' work, this year's focus is on developing a new harvester, refined identification algorithm, and a navigation algorithm to be integrated into an off-the-shelf ROV, creating a self-contained lionfish capturing robot. The team was able to test three identification models, develop a new harvesting system, and navigate in the WPI swimming pool, laying solid groundwork for future teams to bring this project to fruition with a fully functional robot.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

2020-05-18

Major

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Major

Interdisciplinary

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Computer Science

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

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