New Orleans, Louisiana
June 26, 2016
June 26, 2016
August 28, 2016
A team of senior engineering students from this University has competed for the past 5 years in the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) Robosub competition, held annually in late July in San Diego, CA. The competition requires an autonomous submarine to traverse through various regions within a pool and complete designated missions which require navigation, actuation and control. The interdisciplinary capstone teams have been assembled from three different departments represented by students majoring in Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering and Computer Science. This paper will present an overview of the multidisciplinary capstone project, the lessons-learned from running several iterations of the project and recommendations for further improvements. It will present ideas and methods that should assist faculty at other small institutions in implementing similar contest-based multidisciplinary capstone project.
Kaiser, T. (2016, June), Robosub: A Contest-based Multidisciplinary Senior Design Capstone Project Paper presented at 2016 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, New Orleans, Louisiana. 10.18260/p.26115
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