Author

Jennifer Case

Publication Date

1-1-2013

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Kocanda, Martin||Coller, Brianno D.

Degree Name

B.S. (Bachelor of Science)

Department

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Abstract

CAIDEN is a mobile robotic platform that can be equipped with a number of various sensors for specified use. A communication system was developed to convey commands and data to the robot. XBees were used to obtain wireless communication between the user and the robot. The communication system consisted of both intra- and interrobotic communication. Within the robot, there are a variety of sensors and two micro-controllers that need to work together to make the robot function appropriately. Outside of the robot, there is a GUI that the operator uses to monitor and control CAIDEN's movement. This system was rigorously tested to ensure that it worked accordingly.

Extent

49 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

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In Copyright

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NIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors.

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Text

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