P10216: Robot Navigation Plant Platform


Project Summary Project Information Team Members

The Wandering Campus Ambassador projects will 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, CCIS 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 Name
Robot Navigation 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

RIT Provost's Learning Innovations Grant

  • Maha Alam Team Lead CE
  • Corey Provencher Technical Lead EE
  • Alan Olson EE
  • Marcus Gwillim CE
  • Nicolas Bouret EE
  • FLORA (.... or FRED!)


Team Documents

Planning MSD I System and Detail Design MSD II Build, Test

Project PRP

Team Agreement

Identify Customer Needs

Customer Needs

Engineering Specifications

Organization Chart

Project Plan

Week 3 Feedback

Risk Management

MSD II Project Plan

Weekly Status Reports

MSD II Wk 2 Status Report

MSD II Integration wks 5 & 6 replan

MSD II Software Checklist

Concept Development

Concept Improvement

Navigation Behavior Diagram

System Architecture Concept Screening

Sensor Positioning Guide

Sensor Comparative Study

Select Product Concept(s)

Concept Design

Detailed Design Review Documents (MSD I)

Bill Of Materials (BOM)

Purchase Requests

Test Plan

Manufacturing Plan, schematics

Technical Conference Publication

Poster Publication

Managerial Design Review Presentation

Execution vs Plan