Robotics Education & Competition Foundation
Online Challenges

FUTURE Foundation Product Design

The FUTURE Foundation exists to advance robotics and technology through education. One of the most promising areas in robotics engineering for the next generation will be in using robotics and related machines to help people with disabilities. The FUTURE Challenge for 2010 is to design and build an assistive technology machine using VEX components that will help a person with a disability. Start by researching disabilities and assistive technology and then develop a robotic machine that can help someone dealing with a disability. Your machine may either provide assistance itself or it can be a working scale VEX prototype of a larger machine. An elegant engineering solution demonstrated using VEX is the goal of this challenge.