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dc.contributor.advisorWilliam J. Mitchell.en_US
dc.contributor.authorCarvajal, Michael Angeloen_US
dc.contributor.otherMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-04-28T16:56:59Z
dc.date.available2010-04-28T16:56:59Z
dc.date.copyright2009en_US
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/54528
dc.descriptionThesis (S.B.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, 2009.en_US
dc.descriptionCataloged from PDF version of thesis.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (p. 65-66).en_US
dc.description.abstractIn this thesis, the design process for wheel-robot integration was documented and reflected on. The project focused on redesigned certain aspects a half-scale wheel-robot to be integrated with a half-scale CityCar prototype being built by the MIT Media Lab's Smart Cities Group. Primary attention was spent on analyzing the required steering torque need to maneuver the half-scale vehicle, and on implementing a design where the wheel-robots steered about the axis that passed through the center of gravity of the tire component. Budget and time constraints required quick and easy solutions to the design and integration of the wheel-robot components. A half-scale prototype made by Media Lab graduate student Peter Schmitt was used as a benchmark for the new wheel-robot design and an analysis of Schmitt's prototype is documented. Though many ideas and concept variations were explored during the design process, a complete design of the wheel-robot was not finalized in time for this report. More time must be spent in order to finalized an integration process that can be scaled up to the full-scale CityCar for future use in urban mobility improvement.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby Michael Angelo Carvajal.en_US
dc.format.extent66 p.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherMassachusetts Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.rightsM.I.T. theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. See provided URL for inquiries about permission.en_US
dc.rights.urihttp://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582en_US
dc.subjectMechanical Engineering.en_US
dc.titleThe design process for wheel-robot integrationen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.degreeS.B.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc565885767en_US


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