Title

The Effect of Weight Distribution (Center, Front, Middle, With Left, Middle, and Right) on the Path Deviation In a Four Wheel Drive Base

Author(s)

Paulina Trifonova

School Name

Spring Valley High School

Grade Level

11th Grade

Presentation Topic

Engineering

Presentation Type

Non-Mentored

Abstract

In today's society, automated robots are increasingly being integrated into various industries. Many of these robots use standard drive bases that function autonomously. However, different designs featuring different weight distributions throughout these drive bases could affect the robot's ability to precisely perform the task. The purpose of this study was to determine which weight distribution configuration resulted in the least deviance from the path. It was hypothesized that the most centralized configuration would have the least deviation. To test this a four wheel drive base was built, programmed with an autonomous route, and then this code was run 10 times for each configuration and the deviation from the route was measured after each trial. All configurations were found to be significantly different from the control. For turnpoint the upper right configuration provided the least path deviation and for endpoint middle middle and upper middle had the least deviation.

Location

John's Hall 105

Start Date

3-28-2020 12:15 PM

Presentation Format

Oral and Written

Group Project

No

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Mar 28th, 12:15 PM

The Effect of Weight Distribution (Center, Front, Middle, With Left, Middle, and Right) on the Path Deviation In a Four Wheel Drive Base

John's Hall 105

In today's society, automated robots are increasingly being integrated into various industries. Many of these robots use standard drive bases that function autonomously. However, different designs featuring different weight distributions throughout these drive bases could affect the robot's ability to precisely perform the task. The purpose of this study was to determine which weight distribution configuration resulted in the least deviance from the path. It was hypothesized that the most centralized configuration would have the least deviation. To test this a four wheel drive base was built, programmed with an autonomous route, and then this code was run 10 times for each configuration and the deviation from the route was measured after each trial. All configurations were found to be significantly different from the control. For turnpoint the upper right configuration provided the least path deviation and for endpoint middle middle and upper middle had the least deviation.