Team Member(s): A. L. Coleman and T.R. Cantin Semester: Spring 2010
This robot is the basic design and structure of a generation of task performing robots; with potential use in military, hazardous, and civilian environments. Such as; deal with poison control, bomb location, gas and power shutoffs, victim locating, emergency delivery of supplies to stranded team members, exploring areas such as condemned buildings. This model will focus on the navigation aspect and will create a usable map showing direction of up to a 200 sq. ft. area in about 20 minutes. It is a self-contained, self-navigating robot that maintains communication with its user via video and a wireless connection. It features sonar rangefinder measurements, navigation using an infrared and photo resist sensor, self-propulsion, working camera and runs on a 2 rechargeable battery packs of 7.2V and 8.4V. The infrared camera will have an independent single 9V battery in case of failure in the other power sources. In addition, the robot is designed for quick disassembly to allow quick removal, replacement, and recharging of components and power sources. The robot is made of readily available parts to ensure users will have access to replacement parts if needed.