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The 2017-2018 Robotics Capstone team S.A.R.G.E. consists of mechanical, electrical, and software engineering students who are designing and developing an autonomous ground vehicle for Search And Rescue (SAR) purposes. Project Search and Rescue Ground Explorer (S.A.R.G.E.) has two goals. The first goal is to create an autonomous ground vehicle that can assist in ground based Search and Rescue (SAR) missions. This includes carrying a payload of survival supplies: food, water, shelter, and basic medical supplies; and lead survivors out to a more suitable location for rescue.

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S.A.R.G.E.

The second goal is to compete in the 26th Annual Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition (IGVC), hosted by Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan in June 2018. The IGVC has three separate competitions in which S.A.R.G.E. has specific goals in order to place near the top in the competition over all.


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Project S.A.R.G.E. is a 1.34 m long, 0.96 m tall, and 0.66 m wide autonomous ground vehicle comprised of a metal frame and a plastic shell. The vehicle shall have several sensors to aid in obstacle avoidance for the IGVC and SAR missions. S.A.R.G.E. shall also have a Graphic User Interface that can receive and can send data such as battery level and GPS coordinates.




Team S.A.R.G.E.
Team members from left to right: Sara El Baissi (ME), Garrison Bybee (SE), Riley Griffin (ME), Mathew Todd (CE), Grayson Lynch (ME), Chad Abramson (ME), Morgan Garone (ME), Jacqueline Worley (ME).