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AU Smart Cart Senior Design Project Report Fall 2012


Poole, Brandon
Bennett, Geoffrey
Liner, James
Chumbler, Joshua
Johnson, John
Goyal, Harshit
Roppel, Thaddeus


Team 3 consists of six members working together to design and build a fully autonomous shopping cart. The purpose of the cart is to perform as a personal shopping assistant to the user as he/she shops in different environments. The project must be able to meet the following requirements in order to be considered a success: • Follow the user and maintain a safe distance • Perform as a cart by carrying a fair amount of objects inside • Respond to voice commands such as: stop and go • Respond to hand gestures As a result from a great deal of hard work put in by each member this semester the team has been successful in developing a working product. The AU SmartCart meets all the requirements set by the team and operates safely and accordingly to all available regulations. In a day and age when humans are becoming increasingly lazy a robotic shopping cart is just the ticket for your everyday shopping desires. This product can be targeted to everyone from lazy young college students, which are too busy text messaging to merely push a cart, all the way up to older citizens that are unable to do so. For a successful company this project could prove to be a very good investment. The endless possibility of potential clientele would leave a company with a wide range of opportunities to cash in on its investment. Overall the AU SmartCart is a wonderful piece of equipment and should prove to be both useful and profitable for any company willing to invest.