Date of Award
Senior Honors Thesis
College or School
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Program or Major
Bachelor of Science
The goal of this project was to design and build a robotic dog modeled after Goddard from the 2001 television series, The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron Boy Genius. Sheet metal was used for the body of the robot in order to keep the frame lightweight. Goddard travels on two wheels powered by electric motors and two caster wheels. The robot utilizes a Raspberry Pi as its master device and an Arduino Uno in order to control the robot. Essentially, Goddard acts and behaves like an ordinary dog from barking, to moving around, to being a great companion and friend. In addition, Goddard also has access to the extensive knowledge of the Wolfram Alpha database and can be controlled over a wireless internet connection using a keyboard or voice controls. This project was successfully presented and demonstrated at the 2014 University of New Hampshire Undergraduate Research Conference and received an Award of Excellence.
DeNunzio, Cassandra; Galli, Robert; Perl, Cameron; Felicetti, Andrew; Cordeiro, Samuel; and Tierney, Kevin, "The Goddard Project" (2014). Honors Theses and Capstones. 192.