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Robot Helper Design Challenge
Preliminary Designs

K.R. Smith School: Ms. Fleischer's Science Club
Prabhneet-6th, Aurelio-5th, Salvador-4th, Marck-5th, Vijay-5th

Mr. Helper


To help with experiments by delivering tools, when needed, to the astronauts.

Device Description

The robot has a micro computer that can access the main shuttle computer for additional information when needed. It’s artificial intelligence allows it to have voice recognition and be able to respond to astronauts’ commands. It has a sensory perception device that keeps it from colliding with people and machinery. The robot has a small battery that recharges when it is in the docking bay. The robot’s body will be made of silicon. The robot will be extremely mobile. Mr. Helper has a retractable hook that can be attached to the side of the shuttle when in use.


Imagine the following situation:

Astronaut Bob has a list of 150 experiments that he must conclude within a one month period. He has programmed Helper with the information about which tools will be required for each experiment. All he must say is," Helper, I wish to do experiment 15 at 10:00 am today." At 10:00 am Helper will find astronaut Bob, and deliver to him the necessary tools for experiment 15.

Helper’s Body

Helper is 50 cm long. It has a diameter of 25 cm.

It has a small motor that is powered by a rechargeable battery.

The body is made out of silicon.

When not in use Helper is in it’s docking bay.

Tools are kept in the bed of his body.


Helper goes to a tool crib where it pick’s out the needed tools for the experiment.

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