|Project Summary||Project Information|
The purpose of this project is to create a device that can both walk on land and swim through water. The project is based off previous RIT projects, specifically the Robo-ant and Robo-fish. Essentially this project is meant to combine the two projects to create an amphibious robot otter.
Few amphibious robots today tend to have full integration between terrestrial and aquatic locomotion, as is the case with biological organisms capable of amphibious ambulation. Furthermore, these tend to lack agility and flexibility, and can thus not perform complex maneuvers while moving. One robot which does achieve pseudo-biological performance in this way is the “Pleurobot”, a research platform designed to mimic the physiological behavior of a salamander, however this only has planar freedom of motion while swimming.
The goal of this project is to design an amphibious robot which can mimic the movements of otters both in and out of water. The final product should be able to swim at the surface of water, walk on land, and transition between land and water. The expected result is a functional prototype with systems that can ultimately be used in other devices for military, investigation, and research purposes in the future.
From Left to Right: Ethan Marsh, Vaughn Varma, Corry Straathof, Amanda Lundstedt, Tiffany Hsu, Curt Monkhouse
|Amanda L. Lundstedt||Mechanical Engineer||Project Managerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Ethan D. Marsh||Mechanical Engineer||Engineeremail@example.com|
|Tzu-Ting (Tiffany) Hsu||Mechanical Engineer||CAD/Customer POCfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Corry Straathof||Mechanical Engineer||Engineeremail@example.com|
|Curt Monkhouse||Mechanical Engineer||Purchasing Engineerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Vaughn Varma||Mechanical Engineer||Lead Engineeremail@example.com|
Work Breakdown: By Phase
|MSD I & II||MSD I||MSD II|
Customer Handoff & Final Project Documentation (Verification & Validation)
Work Breakdown: By Topic
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|Project Management||Design Tools||Design Documentation||Implementation||Validation||Presentation & Dissemination|
Communication & Minutes
Pugh Concept Selection
Design Review Documents
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