P16201: Tigerbot


Project Summary Project Information

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Tigerbot will be a fully autonomous, untethered, humanoid robotic tour guide designed specifically for the RIT campus. As of 2015, there have been 5 iterations of Tigerbot with varying degrees of success. Tigerbot four is capable of walking, standing, and is moderately responsive to voice commands. Tigerbot five is a full design of a 22 degree of freedom full-scale humanoid with one partially constructed leg.

The goal of this iteration of Tigerbot is to construct a fully operational prototype of the lower body based on previous designs or new designs. The prototype will be capable of standing, walking, and balancing while being untethered and autonomous. The team will also create updated designs for Tigerbot and prepare documentation to assist future project iterations.

Project Name
TigerBot VI
Project Number
Project Family
TigerBot Series
Start Term
End Term
Faculty Guide
George Slack
Primary Customer
Ferat Sahin
Sponsor (financial support)
Ferat Sahin, Teknic LLC, MSD Department

Team Members

Keeping it real in the design center

Keeping it real in the design center

Member Major Project Role Contact
Leslie Bowen Electrical Engineering Project Manager leslieb1128@gmail.com
Rinchen Dorjee Electrical Engineering Lead Electrical Engineer rxd3436@rit.edu
Kate Schuttenberg Electrical Engineering Team Purchasing Agent kls4998@rit.edu
Nicholas Shafarzek Mechanical Engineering Machinist / EDGE Manager nks8242@rit.edu
Andrew Szklany Mechanical Engineering Lead Mechanical Engineer; Communicator ajs3414@rit.edu

Table of Contents


Project Management

Imagine RIT

Problem Definition

Systems Design

Subsystem Design

Preliminary Detailed Design

Detailed Design

Build & Test Prep

Subsystem Build & Test

Integrated System Build & Test

Integrated System Build & Test with Customer Demo

Customer Handoff & Final Project Documentation

Gate Reviews


The Tigerbot VI team would like to thank Dr. Ferat Sahin, Professor George Slack, the Multidisciplinary Senior Design Center Office Staff, Teknic Inc, Harmonic Drive LLC, and RITRO for their assistance with this project.