Semi-Autonomous Tour Guide

This project is based upon designing and working on a robot that will be able to navigate the ET building using RFID sensors and a grid system. The project began with snap circuits, breadboards, and LEGO Mindstorms, and is now progressing into programming microcontrollers and working with the RFID sensors within the microcontrollers.
Participants for this project are: Professor Kumar Yelamarthi, Engineering student Noah Flores, Alma High School teacher Steve Kettler, and CMU Pre-service teacher Kasey Sauder.


Kasey Sauder

I am entering my senior year at Central Michigan University. I am going into Secondary Education with a double major in mathematics and integrated science. In my spare time I enjoy running, reading, being in the sun, and my family. I am from a small town in the thumb, Marlette, MI. I have two sisters and one brother, along with 3 nephews and 2 nieces, who I like to spend my time spoiling. I am really looking forward to getting started


Steve Kettler

I will be starting my eighth year of teaching at Alma High School in the fall.I have taught a variety of math classes, Physical Science, and Physics during my time there.For the past two years I have served as an advisor for the FIRST robotics team at Alma HS.I really enjoy the hands-on experiences that the students receive from the FIRST experience.I graduated from the University of Michigan - Flint with a BS in Mathematics and a minor in Physics.I also have a MAT degree from Marygrove College. I am really looking forward to finding new ways to integrate engineering in my Physics classes.