Title

Automated Book Sorter and Shelver

Lead Author Major

Mechanical Engineering

Format

SOECS Senior Project Demonstration

Faculty Mentor Name

Kyle Watson

Faculty Mentor Department

Mechanical Engineering

Abstract/Artist Statement

Libraries currently exist with fully integrated, automatic systems for sorting and shelving books with minimal human interaction. However, these libraries need to be built and cannot be integrated into existing libraries. An automatic library system is important because it is quicker and less susceptible to error. This project addresses the gap between traditional and new-age automatic libraries. Specifically, this design allows a sorting and delivery system to be integrated into traditional, existing libraries. The objective of this proof-of-concept is to be able to receive books, identify them and insert them into the correct place on a bookshelf. A device has been designed that is safe to operate and the only human intervention required is to load and power the system. The project successfully proves that a system like this could be integrated into existing libraries.

Location

School of Engineering & Computer Science

Start Date

2-5-2015 2:30 PM

End Date

2-5-2015 4:30 PM

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Automated Book Sorter and Shelver

School of Engineering & Computer Science

Libraries currently exist with fully integrated, automatic systems for sorting and shelving books with minimal human interaction. However, these libraries need to be built and cannot be integrated into existing libraries. An automatic library system is important because it is quicker and less susceptible to error. This project addresses the gap between traditional and new-age automatic libraries. Specifically, this design allows a sorting and delivery system to be integrated into traditional, existing libraries. The objective of this proof-of-concept is to be able to receive books, identify them and insert them into the correct place on a bookshelf. A device has been designed that is safe to operate and the only human intervention required is to load and power the system. The project successfully proves that a system like this could be integrated into existing libraries.