Project Title: Automatic Vehicle Recharging Station (AVRS)
When: Tuesday, February 12 @ 2:00pm
Where: 85P Room 209
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