Wandering Ambassador. P11215 2010-1 2010-2. Team Members: Chris Hoerbelt (ME) Greg Mucks (ME) Anthony Poli (ME) Justin Akerman (CE) Jon Notaro (EE) Hersh Anand (EE) Eric Tripp (EE) . Faculty Guide: George Slack. Primary Customer: Stan Rickel. Background :.
Team Members: Chris Hoerbelt (ME) Greg Mucks (ME) Anthony Poli (ME) Justin Akerman (CE) Jon Notaro (EE) HershAnand (EE) Eric Tripp (EE)
Faculty Guide: George Slack
Primary Customer: Stan Rickel
Customer conceptualized a robot which demonstrates RIT’s commitment to sustainable energy, innovation, and creativity. The robot would engage in a symbiotic relationship with the plant passenger and by meeting the needs of the plant (sunlight, water), the plant’s needs would positively influence the robot’s actions.
Integrate existing hardware with newly designed subsystems to deliver functional prototype ready for software development
Upgraded Platform Model
High Level Control / Decision Making
Main Logic Board
Input / Output Ports
Input / command interpretation
Input / Output devices
Upgraded Platform Prototype
Emergency Stop Button
Transmission gears un-coupled to allow pushing of robot
Transmission gears coupled to allow motor drive.
Handle available for transporting the robot. Collapsible when robot is in use.
Current Limiting Circuit
Bumpers were loaded with maximum calculated drive load and achieved a factory of safety of 2.0.
Last line of defense after all other bump detection methods fail. Circuit detects motor current draw spike and cuts power to motors and sends signal that current has spiked.