Robot Helper Design Challenge
Fritsch Elementary: Ms. Waltz's 5th grade class
Emily: the wheels should look like the ones on
and its base like the smallbotproject from
Christopher: the robot legs and robotic arms should look like the ones
from Emily: shock absorbers like the ones pictured on www.reconnsworld.com/smallbot5.html
Joe: the chassis should look similar to the one on
From Stanley: solar cells to help power the robot from www.scientificsonline.com/EC/Products/Display.cfm?categoryid=193064
from Emily: regular batteries when solar wouldn't work from www.reconnsworld.com/smallbot3.html
Markiann: a battery charger as pictured in
Matthew: to find and navigate a gps as pictured in
from Joe: a two way radio to communicate with the robot as pictured in
Christopher: a CPU that is small enough to fit in a small bot from www.pricegrabber.com/serach_gen.php/form_keyword=cdpu/topcat_id=1
in case the communications fail a back up system from Joe: www.robotics.com/arobot/faq.html
from Matthew: a spectrometer to measure atmosphere, etc. as pictured in
from Markiann for the robot to see the terrain: robotic vision
From David: a text-to-speech recognition software component from
then added as a group: suction type feet in addtion to the two types listed
in case it needs to stick to something.
From Christopher: Night vision Optics to help the robot see in dark areas.
if we are to collect samples with the robotic arms, then we would need
a pouch to put the specimens into. Similar to a kangaroo. However, it
should have compartments for different objects: i.e. soft and lined for
species collection and another for rocks.
for the fun part of what the robot can do with you: we want him to have
a video game capacity; possibly in his chassis.
robot should be: Red, White and Blue because our fifth grade thought of
it and we are from the U.S.A.
The fifth graders added that our robot can
be identified from other robots by in the stripes we would have our names
Markiann, Emily, Christopher, Caitlin, Stanley, David, Matthew and Joe.