FUSION Robot Pupper: Team Hachiko


FUSION's year-long engineering project serves as an introduction for our club members on how engineering projects are handled in both school and the real world. By participating in this project, our club members learned technical skills that may be used in their future careers and, additionally, how to collaborate with others from various disciplines in a team-based setting. This year each team researched, designed, and built an affordable, voice-controlled quadruped robot pupper. Students had the creative freedom to explore different sensors, materials, and designs to complete their goal, which includes CAD designs/drawings and finished paperwork documenting the process, materials, and tools used. The project culminated with each team showcasing their creations in a dog show competition that tested their pupper's speed and abilities through some creative doggo tricks. 


Goal and Objectives

The goal is to create a voice-controlled quadruped robot pupper.  

During the fall quarter, we brainstormed pupper designs, required components, and set a schedule throughout the year.  

During the winter quarter, we finalized the design in Solidworks, purchased the required materials, and began researching libraries needed for voice control and servo movement.  

In the Spring Quarter, we assembled the pupper and began testing it for movement and voice control as well as prepared our showcase presentation and video.



Gantt Chart: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1MCDVkH4X7_8Ft7jNak6DOgF_0GP6vJh2...

Parts List: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1YhN9R-DS3_C9lVQzC_LCjatody3H0jaE...

Hardware - Leg Setup: https://docs.google.com/document/d/16EgYpVw3Ra7H74ywXekmsmPIcW0cNBhYO2SV...

Servo Test Code: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1xs0nm3TfWha_beW-pfiXpIVKfgCKozyV6hsh...


Team Contact(s)

Gabriel Villena (gvillena@uci.edu)



David Copp, Ph.D. (dcopp@uci.edu)

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