Project Code: 17016
Project Title: Low-cost Autonomous Mobile Telemetry Platform
Project Type: Industry
Project Intellectual Property: Company Controlled
Project Citizenship Restriction: No
Sponsor Company: Microsoft
Description: Project goal: To design a robot that autonomously navigates Microsoft data centers to collect temperature, humidity and Wi-Fi signal strength telemetry data. The compact autonomous telemetry system uses a purpose-built robot that incorporates various transducer load-outs such as anemometers, humidity sensors, radio-frequency identification scanners, thermal optics, and thermos probes to measure data center parameters. The robot travels without contacting any surfaces or colliding with any obstacles in its path as it navigates using on board optical sensors. The low-cost telemetry system can run independently without posing a threat to humans, other objects or itself, and uses easily sourced parts while being scalable for small-scale production.