This team, while coordinating with 2 other teams is responsible for designing and documenting a small modular vehicle. This vehicle will be mass produced (~10) by the school for use in a future freshman level class offered as part of RIT's Mechanical Engineering degree program. Each team was tasked a specific part of the project. There is a chassis team as well as a controls team (P11212 - link below) and a MSA (modular student attachment) team (P11213 - link below). This vehicle needs to be able to drive within a classroom in a controllable fashion and perform a useful task (such as use an arm to move scale objects). The vehicle must be safe, reliable, user friendly, inexpensive, storable, maintainable and adaptable as deemed by the future students, professors and staff that will interact with this vehicle.
P11211 is responsible for the chassis, housing, motor, and power subsystems of the device. Specifically, this entails being able to house the control units, provide movement for the device, and to provide attachment points for the MSA device in a aesthetically pleasing package.
The intention of this project is build off of prior robotic platforms, such as LV1, RP1, RP10, and RP100, to produce a durable, drivable, cost effective platform to mount and transport the MSA.
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MSD I Execution vs. Plan
Concept Improvement and Selection
Managerial Design Review Presentation (SD I)
Technical Conference Publication (SD II)
Poster Publication (SD II)
Managerial Design Review Presentation (SD II)