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COALITION DYNAMICS

 

 

2.1 PARTICIPANTS

            The participants in the 2000-2001 project at each of the schools are listed below next to their respective institutional logo.

 

Table 2.1 – 2000-2001 Gateway Coalition Team Members

OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY

Corey Johnson
Tim Kocher
Curt O’Donnell
Michael Stevens
Aaron Weaver
Jeff Webb

 

WRIGHT STATE UNIVERSITY

Shawn Riley
Jason Ruge
Lawrence Thomas

Eric Yu

 

SINCLAIR COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Brad Cutting

Chris Shirkey

Tim Trepanier

Step II Machining & Manufacturing Class

 

 

 

2.2 COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUES

Throughout the course of this project, three primary modes of communication provided the means for exchanging information and successfully collaborating between the teams.  E-mail was an effective way for the groups to relay data and ideas.  Weekly teleconferences were scheduled to maintain regular communication between groups and to address ideas and concerns in a more personal manner.  The Gateway Coalition web pages were extremely helpful in transferring large data files and for keeping the other schools informed on progress.

Additionally, the groups met together at the beginning of the academic year to exchange initial design ideas, formulate project goals, and establish communication arrangements.  The teams also assembled before the fall and spring presentations to unify and prepare ideas.  Finally, several individual meetings were held to swap components and information.

 

 

2.3 PROJECT TASK ASSIGNMENTS

            Following the arrangements made by previous teams, the tasks for developing the robotic arm were divided among the three participating schools.  Ohio State University was in charge of developing the gripper and electronic controls.  Wright State University was responsible for designing the base, lower arm, and forearm.  Drawings for the completed arm components were sent to Sinclair Community College for manufacturing and assembly.

 

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