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Nothing But Fetch- Team 91C

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slubeck@vexmen.com
Entry ID #: 3488
Created: Tue, Jan 10, 2017 10:02 PM


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 disabled individual.  This robot is constructed completely of VEX parts.

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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 disabled individual.  This robot is constructed completely of VEX parts.

Comments

   mpreis01 on 01/29/2017

Another observation how would this individual be able to preform the fine motor controls that is nessasary to control the robot movment?

   mpreis01 on 01/29/2017

How does an old compitition robot have over 1200 votes this is ridiculous????

   ethan@matlackfamily.net on 01/27/2017

@VEXzone I think that this idea is great. Re-use is a brilliant idea and an excellent "outside-of-the-box" way of thinking. If we could reuse everything in our world today once it becomes "obsolete", then we can reduce waste, and that is the message that this idea conveys. There is nothing wrong with smart innovation. In the real world, if you had two paths to get to the same goal, one hard, one easy, with no other differences, don't you take the easy one? I love this way of thinking outside the box and tackling problems with a real-world, practical view.

   VEXzone on 01/27/2017

I wish every VEXer could be creative and innovative, no matter how stupid or how foolish your idea is, or how impossible your idea could be, you have my support, and I'm sure, you have many others' support.

   VEXzone on 01/27/2017

This is something NOT new. we use two of our fetch robots, and could do throw and catch game! This is a good sign. maybe next year, we all could use our old season robot to participate in this "FUTURE robot construction challenge" as "old season re-defining competition", lol~ Anyway, good idea though. Last season's robot could transfer to many real life usage. Like tennis partner, ball collector, shooting game robot, and stuff. I assuming, The point of this FUTURE robot construction challenge should be design something NEW, out of the box, amaze everyone. Not using something old like this. You guys should come up with an new idea and try to realize it, no matter how unrealistic or how impossible it is. My words might be very direct, but I don't like the way you guys did this. Using an old robot, and some disabled people, trying to show how a great project it is. I saw another project, that is to transfer bottles of water in house, that project should be a much better one to help disabled people than yours. and another is to autonomously pull water for other people, much better than yours. even the girls team, they came up with an idea to clean brushes, much better than yours. I've no idea how you could get such a high vote. But to be a VEXer, I think you should be creative, innovative, not getting your vote like this. Your idea is good, but The reason I don't agree with your project is, this year, we have a "nothing but fetch", next year we might have a lot of "star collect", and next year, much more. This kind of stuff will kill the innovation and creation part of VEXer.

   zjushenc on 01/26/2017

Is this your team's last season robot? lol, I assuming each team in last season has at least one "fetch robot". for us, we still have 2 fetch robot which we could use to play with several dogs.

   kobylt24@gmail.com on 01/25/2017

Great solution, will really make a difference in someones life!

   robotcteacher on 01/25/2017

I think this is really hard to be a indoor future robot....

   mlarsen643 on 01/22/2017

What a great idea to help people who can't interact with their dog the traditional way!

   18dsears.stem@gmail.com on 01/20/2017

What a wonderful solution, this is awesome!