RFID-based access human transporter Conference Paper uri icon


  • The undergraduate research paper documents the implementation and testing of a Segway-like scooter utilizing an MIT DIY Segway design, while adding passive RFID access. Additional features include an adjustable handle bar, lean steering using car struts, an IPOD holder and speakers. Our proposed approach is to base the overall design on the MIT DIY Segway. If a person steps onto the platform the scooter will have the capability to stay up-right. When the rider leans either forward or backward the scooter will accelerate in the correct direction to center itself. Steering will be controlled by leaning the handle bar to allow the rider to turn in the desired direction. The RFID reader will turn on the Transporter only when an authorized tag is placed near the antenna. This security feature will allow only an authorized user to ride the Transporter. American Society for Engineering Education, 2009.

published proceedings

  • ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings

author list (cited authors)

  • Sridharan, S., & Zoghi, B.

complete list of authors

  • Sridharan, S||Zoghi, B

publication date

  • September 2009