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Robotics Engineering MQP Preliminary Design Review: Snow Clearing Drone

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Friday, March 05, 2021
5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Robotics Engineering Department Presents

Snow Clearing Drone

MQP Preliminary Design Review

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Via Zoom:


Project: Snow Clearing Drone

When: March 5th, 2021 at 5:00 PM



This Major Qualifying Project (MQP) researched, implemented, and tested on a drone designed to remove snow from the tops and windshields of cars in an attempt to create a safe, effective, and practical solution. Snow is considered a hazard to transportation vehicles and infrastructure as it damages the vehicle’s washing system and windshield wipers and leads to accidents. Manually removing snow from the top of cars is a dangerous and time-consuming task as it exposes many people to frostbites and could be challenging for people with physical disabilities. Thus, the current project iteration improved on the mechanical, electrical, and software frameworks of last year’s drone to design an autonomous robotic device that clears snow off of cars.

Team Members: Razan Andigani, Jeremy Branch, Ryan Keller, and Chioma Onyenokwe

Advisors: Professors Mehul Bhatia and Nick Bertozzi

Jeremy Branch