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Robot Helper Design Challenge
Preliminary Designs

Caleb, Alex, Hannah, and Hunter
student robots design

Aerotech the Robot

Answers:
1. Our robot will look similar to a human in a few ways. With jointed
arms, rotating wrists, and human like facial characteristics the robot will closely resemble, but not completely, a human being. We are hoping to build the robot at a height of 2ft giving it enough room to move around, and interct with the astronauts in a microgravity enviroment. At the max we think the robot should be 40lbs because that is no that much wieght but just enough to keep the robot stable.

2. The robot will propel itself around the room with pivoting fans that
run on an electricly run battery. The robot will be programmed to measure the distance between itself and the objects in it's surroundings so that it will be able to calculate when to start stopping. By allowing the fans to pivot the robot can move easily so that it will not have that much difficulty moving around. The sonar compartment will be located in the robot's head and the infared scanners placed in the facial plate will connect with the artificial intelligence in the robot's chest.

3. The robot will use a special robotics device to dechipher all the
words the astronaut is saying into bytes that are read in the artifical
intelligences computer. Then the computer will spit out the calculated answer through speakers in the robot's head. The technolgy to do this is called robotics. The only problem is that the robot will be a little slow at answering, so the astronaut might have to be alittle patient to recieve an answer. The robot might not have the programmed answer either so the robot will always have to be programmed with new intelligence. Also the robot should be programmed to ask the computer in it's head questions like who, what , when, where, how, and why so that it can answer questions accurately.

4. Robot will do simple yet meaning full tasks such as supplying the
astronaut with the tool they might need, record information coming and going from the ship at all times, and keeping a constant monitor system over the ships conditions, such as tempatures it the station, or carbon dioxide-oxygen levels in the ship.

5. Finally we decided to use a permanent florescent paint to paint
Aerotech #001 or whatever number that robot happened to be. The paint will only be able to be seen when shown on by a lasor or pinpointlight.

 

 

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