P07204: RP10 Robotic Drive Platform


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P07204: 10 kg Robotic Drive Platform (RP10)

This is a project within the Vehicle Systems Technology Track, to develop a Modular, Scalable, Open Architecture Robotic Vehicle Platform. This project is a member of the P07200 Family of Projects.

Support for this project is generously provided by the Gleason Foundation.

Support for this project is generously provided by the Gleason Foundation.

Team Member Discipline Role email address
Wayne Walter ME Guide wwweme@rit.edu
Jeff Webb ME Consultant jbw3914@rit.edu
George Slack EE Consultant gbseee@rit.edu
Nathan Boyer ME Project Manager Ndb9535@rit.edu
Anastasia Lorenz ME Additional Mechanical Support aml8774@rit.edu
Joseph Krisher ME Mechanical Systems Engineer jjk7687@rit.edu
Geoffrey Heitzenrater ME Mechanical Lead gsh4150@rit.edu
Chris Chavoustie EE Systems Integration Coordinator crc4761@rit.edu
Brandon Howell EE Power Electronics Engineer bmh9641@rit.edu
Bradley Whitlock EE Chief EE bdw1960@rit.edu
Daniel Wong EE Communications Engineer daw8121@rit.edu

Mission Statement

The mission of the Vehicle Systems Technology Track of projects is to develop a land-based, scalable, modular open architecture, open source, full instrumented robotic/remote controlled vehicular platform for use in a variety of education, research & development, and outreach applications within and beyond the RIT KGCOE. This project should use an engineering design process to develop modules and subsytems that can be integrated by subsequent senior design teams.

The mission of this student team is to develop a drive platform for the robotic vehicular platform incorporating modular motors from P07201, with the ability to carry a 10kg payload. The analysis, design, manufacturing, fabrication, test and evaluation will be completely documented to a level of detail that a subsequent team can build upon the work with no more than one week of background research. The robotic vehicular platform family must be within a budget of $15,000.

This project will be initiated during the Winter Quarter, 2006-2, with many other closely related projects. Additionally, these projects have significant overlap with projects from the Aerospace Systems and Technology Track (P07100), and the Systems and Controls Track (P07300).

Related Projects
Project Title Start Term End Term
P07200 Vehicle Systems Technology Track 2006-1 On-going
P07201 Motor Module - Robotic Platform 10 kg (RP10) 2006-1 2006-3
P07202 Motor Module - Robotic Platform 100 kg (RP100) 2006-1 2006-2
P07203 Dynamometry Lab Infra Structure 2006-1 2006-2
P07205 100kg Robotic Drive Platform (RP100) 2006-2 2006-3
P07301 Systems and Controls: Sensors 2006-1 2006-2
P07302 Systems and Controls: Actuators 2006-1 2006-2
P07303 Systems and Controls: Wireless Communications 2006-2 2006-3

Project Readiness Package

The P07204 Project Readiness Package documents customer needs and expectations, project deliverables (including time frame), budget, and personnel / organizations affiliated with the project. It will serve as the primary source of information for students necessary during Phase 0 (Planning) to develop a SD I plan and schedule including specific deliverables and due dates. The Project Readiness Package will also support Faculty evaluation of project suitability in terms of depth, scope, and student / faculty resources by discipline.


This is a link to the documents that have been required and graded throughout senior design.

Presentation Materials

Over the eleven week Senior Design I schedule there is a series of three presentations:

Team Documents

Team documents include the bill of materials, action items form design reviews, benchmarking of other commercial platforms and much more. Due to the fact that our team is the customer of several other senior design projects we have prepared documents during the first week of senior design to give the team an overview of where we fit in the family of projects. All CAD models, Drawings, Calculations, Specsheet, ANSYS Files are stored in the repository

Design History

Click here to see our journey through the design process