Date Approved


Degree Type

Open Access Senior Honors Thesis

Department or School


First Advisor

Jonathon Lin

Second Advisor

Qin Hu


Our project is an Unmanned Thermal Detection Robot. Our robot contains a visual camera, a sonar sensor, and a thermal sensor. This project involves hardware building and coding of the sensors and robot itself. The purpose of this project is to create an accessible and affordable unmanned robot with sensors capable of being able to detect human life forms in disaster areas, or areas inaccessible to humans, and to protect the lives of rescuers, find people in disaster areas quicker, and to help save lives. Our project has successfully created an affordable robot that uses sensors to detect and avoid obstacles.