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Thesis - Open Access

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Master of Science (MS)

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Duane E. Sander


In the previous chapters, SCMPR was developed as a basic model. It is intended as a domestic robot, but it has many other potential uses. The basic model could be used for all of the following tasks without modification: 1. Carrying mail. 2. Carrying baggage at airports. 3. Heavy yard work. 4. Grocery carrying. 5. Carrying items from a stockroom in a store. 6. Carrying bricks at a construction site. 7. Others. With the addition of circuit cards for sensors, attachments, or small modification, SCMPR could be used for the following tasks: 1. Firefighting. 2. Military weapon. 3. Ac as a pet. 4. Move snow. 5. Search for buried metal. Other models could be developed for more specific tasks. A SCMPR could carry a large mechanics tool box, have a power jack as an attachment, and have connections for jump starting a car. For longer range a SCMPR could be powered by a portable generator. This would enable it to act as a pack mule and a mobile power supply. This model would be useful for long treks and for jobs that require walking and carrying materials, such as fencing. A smaller model could be made to roam indoors with a memory and ultrasonic sensors and could deliver packages. While SCMPR was designed to be useful to the homeowner, its price will limit the market there. However, the possible uses for SCMPR suggests another list of potential customers. SCMPR may find a larger market among small businesses and organizations. SCMPR also provides a useful basic robot for experiments and education at colleges and universities. (It could possibly be sold in the same manner as the Healthkit Hero robot.) In conclusion, a simple robot is feasible with today’s technology and can be made to be useful at a reasonable price.

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South Dakota State University