Masters Theses


"A cost effective Multiuse Mobile Test Robot (MMTR) has been designed. The MMTR allows peripheral devices to be added and software to be changed without the expenses and difficulty usually associated with such an endeavor. Most mobile robots are controlled by microprocessors with very limited processing power and memory access. Robots with a larger processing power cost multiple thousands of dollars. The MMTR is a personal computer (PC) based system that uses a laptop computer as the main controller. The components of the MMTR have been carefully selected to make it as universal as possible. Being controlled by a laptop brings about several advantages. First, the processing ability is much greater than most microcontrollers used in Robotics. Second, being PC based eliminates some of the challenges associated to connecting peripheral devices to a microcontroller. Finally, using a laptop as the main controller allows for multiple projects to be tested by the robot with almost no reconfiguration"--Abstract, page iii.


Kosbar, Kurt Louis

Committee Member(s)

Stanley, R. Joe
Moss, Randy Hays, 1953-


Electrical and Computer Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Electrical Engineering


University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

Spring 2007


vii, 29 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (page 28).


© 2007 Michael Wiley Steffen II, All rights reserved.

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Thesis - Restricted Access

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Subject Headings

Mobile robots -- Design and construction
Robots -- Control systems

Thesis Number

T 9143

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