Title

Roof Robot 3

Faculty Advisor

Miller, Bradley A.

Faculty Advisor

Padir, Taskin

Faculty Advisor

Stafford, Kenneth A.

Abstract

In 2006 through 2008 two teams of students developed an all-wheel drive robot capable of traversing a variety of roof geometries while visually displaying roof conditions for a sponsor. Our team performed numerous enhancements on the previous years' designs in order to grant the robot superior traction as well as an improved range and mobility, allowing the robot to operate over the crest of a roof. A new microcontroller and Wi-Fi camera were implemented to allow for two way communication between the robot and a computer, and to allow for a reliable video feed. A single man operable ascender system was designed that is able to be transported in a minivan and able to allow the robot access to a second story roof.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2010

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Major

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

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