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Unformatted text preview: EML 4551 • Ethics and Senior Design Organization • Spring 2011 d Florida International University • Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering • Miami SENIOR DESIGN ORGANIZATION PROJECT DESCRIPTIONS Spring 2011 MIDDLEWEIGHT SPINNER BATTLEBOT Team 3: Carlos Aranguren, Giancarlo Mafiol, Ricardo So lozabal The purpose of this project is to design, manufacture, and implement a fully functional robot for the next Battle Bots competition. Said robot will compete under the College Class division and it will be of the “spinner” type and in the 120 lb. w eight class. This weight class allows for the greatest implementation of different engineering principles, such as the implementation of u maximum torque at lower rotational speeds, as well as Newton’s three laws of motion. The fact that the competition has its own rules and regulations makes the design criter of the project ria to be based on product requirements rather than optim ization of standardized parts. There will be two main focuses of project. Firstly, main tain the ideal rpm’s for the mass of the robot in order to apply the maximum force to the opposing robot while maintaining its stability, as well as the delineation of the mass which should rem ain stationary as opposed to this rotary motion. Secondly, a system will be designed and integrated into the robot which will detect contact when it is made with the opposing rob ot and implement two methods of compensation. This compensation will be achieved through utilization of the environment (this weight class competes on a steel platform) as well as a n internal compensation system which will utilize the internal mass (The bulk of this mass wi ll be the power source) to dampen the reactionary torque. The compensation of this reactionar y torque will assist in the stability of the robot, while simultaneously maximizing the force delive red to the opponent. FIU has not participated in this nationally renowned competition (indeed, the competition was o nationally televised for a number of years) for some time. A secondary purpose is to afford the group, and thus FIU, a level of national recognition which it has not sought recently. The competition provides a very thorough and detailed listin g of rules and regulations. While at first glance this extensive list might seem restrictive, it ope ns the door to ingenuity. Since a level playing field is provided for all participants, the only way to excel is through ingenuity and innovation. EML 4551 • Ethics and Senior Design Organization • Spring 2011 Florida International University • Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering • Miami The research which will be conducted during the design and manufacture of this project has many practical applications. Most notable of these (taking into consideration that it is of the “spinner” type) is that of compensation in rotary unmanned aerial and nautical vehicles without taking power directly from the propulsion system upon interaction with the environment. A study of previous entries will be made, which will allow for a review of the most successful designs. These designs will then be evaluated, and the proposed design will incorporate a combination of the most successful concepts. This will assure an innovative design which will maximize the advantages of each selected model while minimizing their respective weaknesses. Upon finalization of the proposed design and the subsequent system analyses, the robot will be constructed with performance being paramount, but within defined economic constraints. The robot will then undergo a series of tests with stationary as well as dynamic targets of comparable mass to ensure satisfactory operation. In order to achieve the global learning aspect of this project, a study will be conducted to determine how the robot will perform in different extreme conditions around the globe. Such study will include how well the robot adapts its performance to different parts of the world where environmental conditions may vary greatly, as well as the acceptance of the robot within the different cultures of the world. Suggestions for internationally available comparable components necessary for construction will be included in a bilingual fabrication manual. ...
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