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Fire Fighting Robot: The United States Air Force Academy Experience

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1998 Annual Conference


Seattle, Washington

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June 28, 1998

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June 28, 1998

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July 1, 1998



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3.286.1 - 3.286.9



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Scott A. Stefanov

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Daniel J. Pack

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Session 3520

Fire-Fighting Robot: The United States Air Force Academy Experience

D. J. Pack and S. A. Stefanov

Department of Electrical Engineering United States Air Force Academy USAFA, CO 80840-6236


In this paper we present an overview of the ongoing study on fire-fighting robot projects at the United States Air Force Academy. The main objectives of this paper are: 1) to demonstrate the usefulness of a fire-fighting robot project as a tool for students to integrate their undergraduate knowledge and 2) to present the lessons learned as a part of the Academy educational experience. The project has been offered to seniors and juniors majoring in Electrical Engineering in a senior design course and an independent study course. A team of two students has participated in the project during the past academic year and one new team is taking the challenge this year. The essential goal of the project is to design and create a wheeled robot which navigates through a maze searching for a fire, simulated by a burning candle, detects the candle light, extinguishes

Stefanov, S. A., & Pack, D. J. (1998, June), Fire Fighting Robot: The United States Air Force Academy Experience Paper presented at 1998 Annual Conference, Seattle, Washington. 10.18260/1-2--7129

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