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Title: A Puzzle Solving Robot
Authors: Felser, Adlai
Advisors: Stengel, Robert
Department: Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Class Year: 2013
Abstract: The objective of this thesis project is to build a robot that can clearly demonstrate its potential to solve standard jigsaw puzzles. This robot must be capable of picking up and reorienting puzzle pieces to the precision required for completing puzzles. It also must be able to capture and process images of the pieces it is manipulating. The control of this robot must be fully integrated such that applications can be written to control autonomous puzzle completion in a single language without full knowledge of the robotic electromechanical system. The nal system has the demonstrated ability to identify puzzle pieces placed on a white background, pick them up, and place them where directed. In addition, the system has the ability to evaluate the orientation in which two pieces with four corners t together, and the ability to complete a simple four piece puzzle. This demonstration of the robot's abilities proves that it is indeed capable of completing larger, more sophisticated puzzle solving tasks, and is a fully functioning integrated system.
Extent: 39 pages
Access Restrictions: Walk-in Access. This thesis can only be viewed on computer terminals at the Mudd Manuscript Library.
Type of Material: Princeton University Senior Theses
Language: en_US
Appears in Collections:Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, 1924-2019

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