College of Engineering and Polymer Science

Date of Last Revision

2023-05-04 10:29:18


Mechanical Engineering

Honors Course

4600 497 - Honors Project in Mechanical Engineering

Number of Credits


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science

Date of Expected Graduation

Spring 2021


This report thoroughly represents a proposal to AAM Metal Forming Minerva for the implementation of an AGV (Autonomous Guided Vehicle) Unit. Our recommendations are made with consideration to existing manufacturing processes and demonstrate how using an AGV would be a net positive investment for the company. By first examining the current operating costs, a three-tiered proposal is tailored based on increasing investment cost. Each tier increase encompasses the previous tiers’ proposed improvements while also growing in complexity and investment cost. The results of our research indicate that our Tier 2 proposal will provide the most benefit to our facility now and for years to come.

Research Sponsor

Mr. William Uhl

First Reader

Dr. Yogesh Singh

Second Reader

Dr. Siamak Farhad

Honors Faculty Advisor

Mr. David Peters



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