16-865   Advanced Mobile Robot Design

Location: Pittsburgh

Units: 12

Semester Offered: Spring

This course will develop the robot that CMU will drive on the moon to win the Lunar XPrize while mentoring the tributary technologies and creative process. The course will also claim the first cash from Google's Lunar Milestone Prize by demonstrating flight readiness of the rover. The tributary technologies addressed in this course include mechanisms, actuation, thermal regulation, power, sensing, computing, communication, and operations. Process includes robot development and verification of functionality, reliability, and flight readiness. Relevant skills include robotics, mechanics, electronics, software, fabrication, testing, documentation, and systems engineering. The course is appropriate for a broad range of interests and experience.