Robotics Engineering MQP Critical Design Review: Automatic Vehicle Recharging Station (AVRS)

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Robotics Engineering - WPI
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
2:00 pm to 2:45 pm
Robotics Engineering (85P)
United States
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Conference Room 209

Project Title: Automatic Vehicle Recharging Station (AVRS)

When: Tuesday, February 12 @ 2:00pm

Where: 85P Room 209

Project Abstract: 

The goal of this project is to automatically plug in autonomous electric vehicles, thus automating one of the last steps a level 5 autonomous vehicle would need for complete independence from human assistance. For the project we are using an ABB-IRB 1600 industrial robotic arm, a custom end effector capable of opening and closing the charging port as well as tool changing between 2 charging port standards, custom computer vision / point cloud processing software, as well as robotic arm kinematic software. This is accomplished using ROS-I.


Team Members: Matthew Fortmeyer, Nikolas Gammara, Ryan O'Brien, and Jacob Remz

Advisers: Professor Fu and Professor Putnam

Katherine Crighton
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