First Advisor

Dr. Alexander Hunt

Date of Award

Spring 6-16-2024

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Mechanical Engineering and University Honors

Department

Mechanical Engineering

Language

English

Subjects

adhesives, climbing robots, concrete, critical infrastructure, inspection, non-destructive testing

Abstract

Concrete buildings, bridges, and dams sustain wear over time and must be inspected for stability. This inspection is usually performed by a human, which can be costly, dangerous, and inefficient. Automating this process can reduce costs and risks. This work details the development and construction of a climbing robot capable of adhering to and performing non-destructive testing on concrete surfaces. A series of motors and suction cups enable the robot to perform these functions. Further testing will be required to refine the design.

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