P17241: Autonomous People Mover IV
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Problem Definition

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Team Vision for Problem Definition Phase

This phase included getting a better understanding of the project by meeting with the customer and identifying the expectations, goals, and current status of the APM. The team met with and will continue meeting with the customer and the Phase III team to establish constant communication and an easy project hand off.

Project Summary

The Project Readiness Package provided to us at the beginning of the project can be found here.

RIT would like to showcase the capability of its engineering students by creating a fully functional autonomous vehicle. It is believed that self-driving vehicles are the future for easy, efficient transportation that will make for safer, less congested roadways and a cleaner environment. The Autonomous People Mover (APM) at RIT would provide transportation for students and visitors across the campus at a moment’s notice. With the APM, no human driver is necessary.

As a follow-on to P16241, the goals of this project are to improve localization, sensor robustness, and introduce more advanced obstacle avoidance, and path following. The team’s ultimate goal will be to demonstrate the APM at ImagineRIT 2017, where the APM will follow a pre-programmed course as it avoids visitors in a safe and predictable fashion.

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Use Cases

Emergency stop use case

Emergency stop use case

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Project Goals and Key Deliverables

Customer Requirements (Needs)

Customer Requirements

Customer Requirements

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Engineering Requirements (Metrics & Specifications)

Engineering Requirements

Engineering Requirements

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Constraints and Risks

Constraints and Risks

Constraints and Risks

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House of Quality

House of Quality

House of Quality

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Customer Interview Meeting Minutes

Plans for next phase


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