College of Engineering and Polymer Science

Date of Last Revision

2023-05-04 21:53:32


Mechanical Engineering

Honors Course


Number of Credits


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science

Date of Expected Graduation

Spring 2021


As society becomes more technologically advanced, so does the demand for innovative products that save time; products like the Roomba have revolutionized household chores. Our teams’ vision was to develop a solution for another time-consuming household chore: folding laundry. The goal of this project was to conceptually design a marketable “robot” capable of autonomously folding clothes and explore a potential design by prototyping and testing it. Our team utilized our culmination of knowledge acquired over five years of engineering studies to turn a “pen and paper” sketch into a functioning prototype; this project used engineering tools such as a Weighted Decision Matrix, Functional Decomposition Diagram, 3D CAD models, and Python coding. The results of this project were: a robot that was under budget, a complete mechanical folding system design and construction, and coding to control the robots x and y axis.

Research Sponsor

David Peters

First Reader

David Peters

Second Reader

Dr. Shing-Chung "Josh" Wong

Honors Faculty Advisor

Dr. Scott Sawyer



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