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Mining Robot Control Using Wireless Communication and Embedded Systems

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2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

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Salt Lake City, Utah

Publication Date

June 23, 2018

Start Date

June 23, 2018

End Date

July 27, 2018

Conference Session

A Technology Potpourri I

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Engineering Technology

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10

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https://peer.asee.org/30809

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95

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Teshad Chambers

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Jinmyun Jo Virginia State University

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His is Associate Professor at Department of Engineering and Computer Science, Virginia State University,

He received Ph.D. from Virginia Tech.

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Wei-Bang Chen Virginia State University

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Dr. Wei-Bang Chen is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Engineering and Computer Science at Virginia State University. He also serves as a research scientist and a committee member at Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing. Chen received his Ph.D. degree in computer science from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He has an MS in genetics from National Yang-Ming University, Taiwan, and an MS in computer science from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. His research interests include multimedia data mining & big data analytics, machine learning, image processing & computer vision, bioinformatics, and cyber security.

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Christopher Washington Virginia State University

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Abstract

NASA has developed advanced teleoperated mining robots such as RASSOR to acquire in-situ resources such as regolith in the Mars extreme surface environments. To help this mining robot mission, NASA has created robot mining competitions in hopes that university level students will create new innovative mining robots. As a first-year team, the Virginia State University managed to participate in the 2016 NASA Robot Mining Competition, but the robot showed sudden movements and unexpected stops during the competition. To solve these problems, the existing wireless communication system was improved with UDP. The improved wireless communication system consisted of a Wi-Fi shield, wireless router, the Processing software and UDP. The mining robot was tested with this wireless communication system and did not show sudden movements and unexpected stops. The first author conducted part of this research as a summer intern. This paper also includes how the project contributed to students’ learning experience and how the future projects can be improved.

Chambers, T., & Jo, J., & Chen, W., & Washington, C. (2018, June), Mining Robot Control Using Wireless Communication and Embedded Systems Paper presented at 2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Salt Lake City, Utah. https://peer.asee.org/30809

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