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Appliance transport / stairs climbing robot
Design, build and test a robot for safely moving heavy loads such as household appliances in indoor environments.
Many solutions exist for moving heavy loads in spacious indoor environments such as warehouses or large retail premises (e.g. forklifts, pallet jacks). However, most of these solutions are not suitable for more tightly constrained indoor environments such as private homes. The objective of this project is to design, build and test a compact robot for safely moving heavy loads such as household appliances in more tightly constrained indoor environments. Ideally, the robot's abilities should include carrying a payload up and down stairs, along corridors and/or around tight corners. The robot will operate under human control / supervision. The prototype will be a scale model of the full-size robot and testing will be carried out using a custom-built model environment that includes indicative challenges (e.g. stairs), that may be constructed using laser-cut plywood.
The implementation of the prototype robot will require a combination of different skills:
No major option is required for this project.