|Project Summary||Project Information|
Roofing companies today are constantly struggling to find physically fit general laborers to carry out the tiring and demanding job requirements that accompany removing shingles from the roofs of homes. Currently a system exists for automatically placing shingles on the roofs of houses however there is no system on the market for removing shingles from a roof without manual laborers. The sole proprietor of the project, Mark Underhill, presented the basic design plans and general ideas of how he hopes to achieve a consumer ready product that achieves the task of de-shingling a roof robotically.
The MSD ShingleBot team was tasked with finalizing the design,completing construction, and testing the functionality of Mark Underhill’s robotic shingle removal system. The project will bring together three Mechanical Engineering and three Electrical Engineering students to work in a large group atmosphere alongside the customer to deliver a specific system with the agreed upon deliverables.
The contingent deliverables are as follows: test, analysis, and optimization of the machine’s shingle removal mechanism function and the rover, electrical design of the machine’s power and computing electronics, and integration of the controls system.
|Thomas Schwartz||Electrical Engineerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Bryan Mah||Electrical Engineer, Project Leademail@example.com|
|MaryCatherine Murphy||Electrical Engineerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Brendan Flaherty||Mechanical Engineeremail@example.com|
|Alicia Kirk||Mechanical Engineerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|William Lawrie||Mechanical Engineeremail@example.com|
Table of Contents
|MSD I & II||MSD I||MSD II|
- Mark J. Underhill - Project Sponsor and and Primary Customer
- Dr. Dan Kaputa - Computer Vision Lead and Faculty Champion
- John Schaf - Principal Electrical Engineer
- Larry Hall - Principal Mechanical Engineer
- Professor Bill Humphrey - Faculty