Salt Lake City, Utah
June 23, 2018
June 23, 2018
July 27, 2018
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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