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FUTURE Foundation Robot Construction Challenge

Design a robot that can provide companionship, assist with simple tasks, and could be integrated into a home environment of the future.  Use VEX parts in at least 50% of the design, including the use of a VEX control system. Design your futuristic robot to perform functions that are safe for the robot and anyone with whom it would interact. 


Powered Household Fixtures for Disabled...


Powered Household Fixtures - For Disabled Individuals

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Stair Climbing VEX Robot for Transporting Items...

A stair climbing model robot made primarily with VEX parts to help transport every day items up and down a flight of stairs. Can be teleop or autonomous. 

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A Helping Hand


This "robot" would be a series of sensors and screens that could be intigrated into a home to help a stubborn Alzheimer's patient continue to live in the home. This robot would be set up for daily life so it would start up with a bump swith or pressure pad under the bed so once the person gets out of bed they would have a reminder to take medications. The medications would be kept in a dispencer and would trigger every morning and night for the times of each medication. When the medication runs low the machine would send out a signal to the pharmacy and the...

Brush Cleaning Robot: Combing Art and Robotics


Our team, 99905A, created a robot that effiently cleans paintbrushes. We believe that art and robotics are directly related, so this robot made sense to us. The robot can be used in both a home and classroom enviromenent. Please read our included document and watch our video for more information.

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amazing robot with a climbing base and manipulater


We are not good at competition but we are really good at design and build innovative robot!

We designed this climbing robot which using tank tread to move, and has 4 360 degree rotational tank tread legs to do climbing and some other awesome movements.

First version we used a 3 degree of freedom manipulater and a claw. It was very unstable.

second version we used 3D printed stuff and turned out unstable, too.

This version we use crane-like mechanism and it works really good!

But due to the time limitation, we could only build a simple...

future indoor assisting robot


We design this cool robot, which could run autonomously and manually. It could pick up a cup, get water from the water dsipenser, and hand over to a human. The manipulater is really really cool. We changed the design several times, and finally have this design. very stable, accurate. 

We used a standard VEX CLAW, and we are not happy with it. too heavy, and could only grab small stuff.

In the future, we will improve the design of claw, and have a big change to the base, too.

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Nothing But Fetch- Team 91C

Pets have long been known to provide companionship to elderly and disabled persons.  For those that are challenged with limited mobility, interacting with pets is difficult.  We have highlighted a use of robotics to fulfill this need.  Our robot will shoot a ball, so that a dog can fetch the ball.  In the event that the dog does not fetch the ball, the robot can be remotely driven to collect the ball and return the ball to the user.  Our robotic solution will provide more quality play-time with a pet, resulting in a more fulfilling experience for the elderly or...


The Gomi-Betsu Bot


The Gomi-Betsu bot--or affectionately, “Betsie”--is the new assistive robot to enhance life at home!

The word 'Gomi' (ゴミ) and 'Betsu" (べつ) is Japanese for 'trash' and 'separate' which is exactly what our robot does. As we all know, recycling is better for the earth, but sometimes that can be a hassle. With this robot, the separating is done for you, which leaves you just to drop the recyclable into the chute. This eliminates the inconvenience that comes with recycling, and creates an eco-friendly environment at home. 

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Meet Caddy Buddy, our FUTURE Robot 2017 Starstruck Edition. For everyone who has ever built, programmed, managed, and designed robots, a big challenge we face is not having the parts we need at our fingertips. Caddy Buddy is our one-stop-shop solution for everything you need! Using all VEX parts, Caddy Buddy is the best robot assistant any robotics team could ask for, both easy to use and it's even travel size!

Please see attached document for full write up.

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