Honours Thesis Project (Research & Design)
RMIT University, Bachelor of Industrial Design
by Robert Sangalli, 2020
This project is a conceptual design of an unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) for rural fire fighting contexts. It aims to reduce service member casualties involved in vehicle–related incidents during seasonal Australian bushfires. Through research of existing technological advancements in robotics, optical sensory systems, and vehicle technologies, the project demonstrates the feasibility of creating such a vehicle in the near future (next 5–10 years). The project contributes primarily to the field of automotive design but also adheres to elements of industrial design.