P10215: Robot Locomotion and Plant Platform


Project Summary Project Information Team Members

The Wandering Campus Ambassador projects will be develop a robot like system to raise awareness of self-sustaining energy and showcase student's creative and technical abilities.

The idea is to create curiosity through a robot like device with a living, growing and self-sustaining plant. It will wander around in a nice, slow, autonomous fashion, searching out the best sun, water, fellow plants and friendly passers-by. Act as a great (yet very quiet) spokesperson/plant for the KGCOE MSD, CC&IS Software Engineering Senior Projects, CIAS Industrial Design Senior Projects and even the new sustainability programs being created at RIT.

Just think what a great news story or you-tube episode it would make. If you think along the environmentally friendly side a little, you could consider some replenishable power sources for both the robotic-like device and its plant which is not only along-for-the-ride but may guide the robotics autonomous decisions in search of being able to sustain the plant (i.e. water, sun, temperature, food).

Project Readiness Package

Project Name
Robot Locomotion and Plant Platform
Project Number
Vehicle/ Robotics
Start Term
End Term
Faculty Guide
Prof. George Slack
Primary Customer Team
Prof. George Slack, Prof. Stan Rickel, Dr. Daniel Phillips. Funding: RIT Provost's Learning Innovations Grant
  • Brian Russell Team Lead ME
  • Thomas Anderson ME
  • Vincent Baier EE
  • Daniel Chin ME
  • Eric Harty CE
  • Richard Louie Reyes ID MSD I
  • Emile Lebrun EE
  • Manasi Manjrekar ID MSD I
  • Matthew Padula ME
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