Design upgrade for 2.670 compressed air robot
Author(s)James, Jeremy P., S.B. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Design upgrade for two dot six seven zero compressed air robot
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering.
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2.670 is an introductory Mechanical Engineering course that introduces students to the fundamentals of machine tool and computer tool use through the fabrication of a robot that is powered by compressed air. The compressed air powers two pneumatic actuators that propel the robot forward through interacting with a linkage system that pushes forward a wheel that is fitted with a one-way bearing. An upgrade to this design was developed that eliminates the linkage system. The robot is propelled forward by one actuator and steered by a servomechanism. A prototype was assembled and used to test the functionality of the final design. The design performed well, but more testing needs to be done, particularly with the control system, before a decision is made on whether or not this design or a similar one is to be used for 2.670.
Thesis (S.B.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, 2009.Cataloged from PDF version of thesis.Includes bibliographical references (p. 34).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology