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Design, development and manufacturing of an all terrain modular robot platform

Kul, Mustafa Cihangir
The aim of this thesis is to create a flexible multi-purpose modular all terrain robot platform, which has the potential to be used in commercial applications as well as in education and research. In developing this robot platform, it is aimed to use readily available commercial products as much as possible in order to keep the cost of the product low, increase maintainability, and benefit from the improvements made to these components in time. The modularity is attained by designing a two wheeled base module which is autonomous on its own. This base module is composed of two wheels where, the motors located inside these wheels. It is shown that the proposed base module facilitates the configuration of various robots to suit the needs of diverse applications. Detailed design and manufacturing of one of various possible configurations is presented. Performance tests are conducted on this robot configuration and effectiveness of the proposed modular approach is justified.