National Center for Hydrogen Research

Student Projects

ALTS

Name/Title: Dr. Mary Helen McCay / Faculty / mmccay@fit.edu
Dr. Beshoy Morkos / Faculty / bmorkos@fit.edu 
Primary Area of Study: Mechanical Engineering Design
Primary Project Name: Autonomous Luggage Transportation System
Project Team Members:

Alexander Eirle
Jeffrey Hagans
Bradley Jones
Paul Kepinski
Haoyan Kuang
Max Le
Eric Voigtlander
Mo Mohamed

Overview of Primary Project: Design and development of a Renewable/Sustainable Unmanned Baggage Buggy System for use within the Melbourne, FL International Airport.
Description of Project: The purpose behind the project is to implement the ALTS into an airport setting to make it possible for the airport to have a luggage transportation system that is more efficient, less costly, and more eco-friendly. These qualities have a very high potential to save the airport a large sum of money over time.

 

ALTS

Name/Title: Dr. Mary Helen McCay / Faculty / mmccay@fit.edu
Dr. Beshoy Morkos / Faculty / bmorkos@fit.edu 
Primary Area of Study: Mechanical Engineering Design
Primary Project Name: Autonomous Luggage Transportation System
Project Team Members: Alexander Eirle
Jeffrey Hagans
Bradley Jones
Paul Kepinski
Haoyan Kuang
Max Le
Eric Voigtlander
Mo Mohamed 
Overview of Primary Project: Design and development of a Renewable/Sustainable Unmanned Baggage Buggy System for use within the Melbourne, FL International Airport.
Description of Project: The purpose behind the project is to implement the ALTS into an airport setting to make it possible for the airport to have a luggage transportation system that is more effient, less costly, and more eco-friendly. These qualities have a very high potential to save the airport a large sum of money over time. 

 

Modju-bot

Name/Title: Christine St. Germain;
Co-Project Lead
cstgerma@fit.edu
Primary Area of Study: Mechanical Engineering
Background/Bio: Christine graduated from International Baccalaureate at Bartow High School (2003) College ~ Florida Institute of Technology; Worked on the South Paw Robotics project as sophomore; co-lead on Modju-Bot (05/06 school year)
Professional Experience: Engineering Assistant at LoPresti Speed Merchants, Vero Beach FL; CAD and Administrative assistant at AVA Design Group, Indian Harbor Beach, FL
Primary Project Name: Modju-Bot Extensible Robotic Platform
Project Information:  
Project Team Members and roles/duties:
  • Jason Schuler - Co-Team Leader
  • Christine St. Germain - Co-Team Leader
Original project members also included:
  • Caleb Slavens(ME)
  • Jamie Toon(ME)
  • Dave Wickers(ME)
  • Oliver Zimmerman(ME)
  • AJ Nick(ME)
  • Elizabeth Diaz(ME)
  • Duc Pham(ME)
  • Bryan Jenks(ECE)
Overview of Primary Project: "It is our intention to design a robotic platform that is basic enough to be used for a variety of tasks. It can then be specialized toward a specific task through various options that can be implemented either in manufacture or afterwards. This would be done through a modular design that would allow interchangeable connections on a variety of components."
Description of Project: This is a continuation of the Modju-Bot project that was started as a Mechanical Engineering Senior Design Project. We are planning to modify and improve certain components of the robot. These changes will reduce unnecessary weight, increase the functionality of several of our moving parts, and generally enhance the design flow of the robot. Our intention is to rebuild the robot and then prepare it to run on a hydrogen fuel cell.
Timeline for Project: It is our intention is to have all our re-design and reconstruction finished in time for the Board of Directors meeting in April, if at all possible. Otherwise, we simply hope to be able to run this robot on a hydrogen fuel cell by this summer.
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