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The Wandering Campus Ambassador is a robot-like system to raise awareness of self-sustaining energy and showcase student's creative and technical abilities. See Project Description.

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)

This part of the Walking Ambassador Project is a continuation of the previous ones, specifically P11215 that is being worked on for the Fall and Winter Quarters. This project will be integrated with the previous one and will have additional features such as making the robot autonomous. The Walking Ambassador will be presented at the Innovation Festival in Spring 2011.

Image:Team Picture with Wandering Ambassador

Project Name
Wandering Campus Ambassador (part 6)
Project Number
P11216
Track
Vehicle Systems
Start Term
2010-2
End Term
2010-3
Faculty Guide
George Slack
Faculty Consultants
Dr. Wayne Walter; ME, Dr. James Vallino; SE, Dr. Mario Gomes; ME, William Spath; ME, Professor Scott Hawker; SE, Dr. Mark Kempski; ME, Dr. Ken Hsu; CE.
Primary Customer
George Slack, Stan Rickel, Daniel Phillips

Team Members

Name Email Major
Nick Leathe nsl7428@rit.edu ME (Team Lead)
Anna Gilgur aag1089@rit.edu ME
Rui Zhou rxz4362@rit.edu EE
Ken Hertzog kth2574@rit.edu CE
Joseph Stevens jps8834@rit.edu SE
Phillip Gibson pjg3332@rit.edu SE
Dave Ladner drl5975@rit.edu SE
Terra McAndrew tjm5600@rit.edu ID

Team Documents from MSD I

Planning Concept Generation and Schedule Mechanical Engineering Files Electrical and Computer Engineering Files Software Engineering Files

Project Summary

Weekly Status Report

Team Values and Norms

Meeting Minutes

Milestone Chart

Plan Breakdown Structure

Customer Needs

Engineering Specifications

Risk Management

Mechanical Engineering Concept Selection

Mechanical Engineering Water Deterrence System

Mechanical Engineering Adjustable Plant Holder

Adjustable Plant Holder Design

Sonar Placement

Additional Plants

Mechanical Engineering Preliminary Test Plan

Electrical and Computer Engineering Status on Sensors

Circuit Diagrams

Circuit Diagrams on the Mother Board

Sonar Data Sheet

Solar Panels Data Sheet

Soil Moisture Sensor Data Sheet

Electrical and Computer Engineering Preliminary Test Plan

Software Packages

Protocol Document

Input-Output Sequence

Software Engineering Preliminary Test Plan

Design Reviews from MSD I

Pre-Read Packets Meeting Notes Action Items, Issues, and Decisions

Week 5 System Design Review Pre-Read

Software System Design Review Pre-Read

Software Detailed Design Review Pre-Read

Detailed Design Review Pre-Read

Week 5 System Design Review Meeting Notes

Software System Design Review Meeting Notes

Software Detailed Design Review Meeting Notes

Detailed Design Review Meeting Notes

Week 5 System Design Review Action Items, Issues, and Decisions

Software System Design Review Action Items, Issues, and Decisions

Software Detailed Design Review Action Items, Issues, and Decisions

Detailed Design Review Action Items, Issues, and Decisions

Team Documents from MSD II

Planning Concept Generation and Schedule Mechanical Engineering Files Electrical and Computer Engineering Files Software Engineering Files Other

Project Summary

MSD 2 Weekly Status Report

Team Values and Norms

MSD 2 Meeting Minutes

Customer Needs

Engineering Specifications

Risk Management

Bill of Materials

Plan Breakdown Structure for Senior Design 2

Additional Plant Boxes

Sonar-Servo Bracket

Mechanical Engineering Test Plan

Assembly Plan

Mechanical engineering Test Results

Servo Data Sheet

Servo Data Sheet from Parallax

Bump Sensor Data Sheet

Sonar Test Results

Electrical and Computer Engineering Test Plan

MSP430 Code.zip

Software Packages

Software Engineering Test Plan

Photos

Poster

Technical Paper

Final Presentation

Tips and Tricks

P10215 Robot Locomotion and Plant Platform

P10216 Robot Navigation Plant Platform

P10217 Robot Integration and Field Testing

P10218 Robot Applications

P11215 Wandering Ambassador Project