Abstract

Multicopter aircrafts have become popular platforms for researching flight control and aerial image processing applications. These crafts could gain unique utility from the ability to fly to remote locations, land, then walk to perform close quarters inspection of the area. This thesis presents a novel hexapod-quadcopter design with multicopter flight hardware directly embedded in the hexapod legs. The robot was assembled from custom designed 3D printed structural components. Software was developed for the walking and flying locomotion methods as well as transitional procedures necessary to switch between these two modes. The robot functionality was tested and validated to work on the platform.

Publication Date

5-2017

Document Type

Thesis

Student Type

Graduate

Degree Name

Microelectronic Engineering (MS)

Department, Program, or Center

Microelectronic Engineering (KGCOE)

Advisor

Ferat Sahin

Advisor/Committee Member

Sildomar Monteiro

Advisor/Committee Member

Sohail Dianat

Campus

RIT – Main Campus

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