Date of Graduation

Spring 2015

Document Type

Honors Research Project


Electrical Engineering

Research Sponsor

Dr. Igor Tsukerman

First Reader

Dr. Aaron Fleischman

Second Reader

Mr. Gregory Lewis


The Autonomous Robot Sphere is an interactive robot toy meant to entertain kids. The robot will locate its target and execute algorithms to autonomously evade or chase a child. The sphere will contain a platform equipped with four omni-wheels, which will allow the sphere to maneuver and change direction almost instantaneously. The robot will be configured to maintain a fixed distance from the transmitter, allowing it to chase or evade the child in response to their movement. The primary advantage of our design lies in its capability to quickly adapt to changes in direction.