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Team Vision for Problem Definition Phase
Goals for this phase:
- Create a problem statement
- Define deliverables
- Determine the project's current state
- Create use scenarios
- Develop customer requirements
- Translate the customer requirements into engineering requirements
- Develop a Gantt chart detailing the timeline for the project
All of the above objectives were accomplished in the Problem Definition Phase.
Project SummaryRobotter is an amphibious biomimetic robot designed to mimic the look and functionality of an otter both on land and in the water. A functioning prototype was created last year, but it currently only has walking capabilities and several of its components are broken.
The goal of this project is to create an amphibious robot that can transition from land to water by fixing and improving the existing platform. The focus will be on improving the walking capabilities and adding the ability to move through water, all while be controlled wirelessly from an RC controller.
Project Goals and Key DeliverablesThe primary deliverable is a functioning amphibious robot capable of running all day during Imagine RIT.
Other deliverables include:
- Design Documents
- Technical Paper
- Detailed user manual
Customer Requirements (Needs)
Working Customer Requirements can be seen here
Engineering Requirements (Metrics & Specifications)
Working Engineering Requirements can be seen here
- Budget: $500
- Swim and walk with a smooth transition in between
- Operate for 10 hours
- Must be controlled by an RC controller at a minimum of 10 ft range.
- Resemble an otter
House of Quality
Working House of Quality can be seen here
Benchmarking table can be seen here
A full list of our working risk assessment can be seen here
Plans for next phase
The working version of our schedule can be seen here