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					                      TEAM PICTURE HERE




Team:
Derek Arnold               Faculty Mentor: Ferat Sahin
                           Sponsor: Getinge USA Corporation,
Lawrence Derdzinski
                           Rochester, NY
Athanasios Gkourlias
                           George Zima, Washing Engineer Manager
Amber Mescher
Chris Sangster
Outline
 Project Overview
 Customer Needs Assessment
 Performance and Design Objectives
 Concept Development
 Feasibility Assessments
 Recommended Concept Design
 Analysis and Synthesis
 Where To Go From Here
Hospitals
The Environment
                  Fully automated
                  system




              Capable of loading medical carts
              of various sizes
The competition
            Too large
            Major floor construction required
            Operator run


  Steris




                             Belimed
Concept Objectives
 Self-guided, fully automated robot, capable of loading medical
  carts of various sizes
 Two robots per system
 Interface with the Getinge Model 7800 Floor Loading Cart
  Washer
 Must have the capability of detecting and determining the type of
  medical cart
 Must be able to charge itself automatically
 The robot must safely attach to and navigate the medical carts
Specifications
 50 lbs of Linear Force
 150 lbs load
 No Service Space
 Size
 Operating Conditions
 Safety Regulations
 Reliability and Life Expectancy
Brainstorming and Feasibility
   Building vs. Buying
       Buy
       Build off Base
       Build from Components
   Towing
       Arms
       Hook
       1 pin with lift
       2 pin
   Power
       Battery
   Retrofit Kit
Brainstorming and Feasibility
   Cart Detection                   Navigation
       Image                            IR
       Barcode                          Camera
       Pin array                        GPS
   Control                          Obstacle Avoidance
       Whisker microcontroller          IR
   Drive                                Camera
       4 wheel                          Ultrasonic
       Tank                             Laser
       2 wheel, 2 caster            Communication
   Charging Station                     RF
       Floor                            IR
       Wall                             Wired
Recommended Design
               Towing
                  1 pin from robot
               Detection
                  Camera/IR
               Power
                  Lead Acid Batteries
               Control
                  Cygnal
               Communication
                   IR / Wired
Recommended Design
   Drive
       2 wheel, 1 caster
   Navigation
       Camera
   Object Avoidance
       IR
   Charging
       24 Volt Wall
   Retro-fit
       Plate with hole and
        barcode
Analysis and Synthesis
   Friction and Weight
   Torque, Forces, and Current
       Drive System
       Lifting System
 Voltage & Current Requirements
 Turning Angles
Component Cost
 Budget $10,000
 Estimated costs ~ $4,000
Future Plans
 Market October 2004
 Washing Machine Integration
 Application expansion
Conclusion

				
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