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Sailing is a popular sport that can be practiced competitively or for recreation, and is practiced among a wide variety of individuals, from young children to older retirees. For any sailor, however, a considerable amount of strength, coordination, and agility is required for a successful sailing session.

Everyone should enjoy the joy that sailing brings; however, it can be difficult for people with various disabilities to actively partake in the sport.

SailBot is a new portable device that can assist a sailor to steer a sonar. The device converts intense physical labor into a simple, easily controlled method. SailBot will be reliable, and adaptable to match any sailors needs for controlling. This is targeted to be helpful for any sailors with any disabilities. Currently, any robotic assisted sailing requires a proprietary, expensive boat or takes a long time to set up.

The goals of this project are to create a new device that uses current technologies to make a portable, comfortable control method for a common sonar boat. The expected result is a prototype that is intuitive for the user; and that boathouses can install and remove quickly between sessions.

We look forward to your viewing of our progress! For more details, check out our Confluence page here!

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Project Name
SailBot
Project Number
P20032
Project Family
Biomedical and Assistive Devices
Start Term
2191
End Term
2195
Faculty Guide
Jim Whritenor
Primary Customer
Sam Peirson
Sponsor (financial support)
Universal Access Program

Team Members

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Member Role Contact
Matthew Miller Communications mdm8877@rit.edu
Maxwell Messie Lead Engineer mxm7867@rit.edu
Thomas Davis Facilitator ted4793@rit.edu
Amit Rogel Project Manager axr3176@rit.edu
Michael Robinson II Purchasing mrj5174@rit.edu
Erica Kabat Administration ejk7802@rit.edu
Madeline Pizzo Lead Industrial Designer mxp1511@rit.edu

Work Breakdown: By Phase

MSD I & II MSD I MSD II

Planning & Execution

Project Photos and Videos

Imagine RIT

Gate Reviews

Problem Definition

Systems Design

Preliminary Detailed Design

Detailed Design

Build & Test Prep

Subsystem Build & Test

Integrated System Build & Test

Customer Handoff & Final Project Documentation (Verification & Validation)

Work Breakdown: By Topic

Project Management Design Tools Design Documentation Implementation Validation Presentation & Dissemination

PRP

Requirements

Schedule

Cost

Risk Management

Problem Management

Communication & Minutes

Use Cases

Benchmarking

Functional Decomposition

Morphological Chart

Pugh Concept Selection

BOM

Mechanical Drawings

Electrical Schematics

Software Diagrams

Facility Layout

Manuals

Mockups

Test Fixtures

Prototyping

Test Plans

Analysis Results

Simulations

Test Results

Design Review Documents

Technical Paper

Poster

Imagine RIT Exhibit

Acknowledgements

Community Boating

Universal Access Program

James Whritenor