P11217: Golf Robot
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Concept Selection

Table of Contents
Concept Rating Scale:
+ = Better
S = Same
- = Worse

The DATUM column defines the concept that is the basis of comparison for each category.

Mobility

Four wheels Omni-wheels Treads Legs
Maneuverability + + D +
Physical Impact + + A +
Speed S S T -
Cost + - U -
Power S S M -
Accuracy S + -
Simplicity + - -
Sum +'s 4 3 - 2
Sum S's 3 2 - 0
Sum -'s 0 2 - 5

Chosen Concept: Four Wheels

Camera GPS Line-Following Ultra-Sonic
Accuracy + D + +
Precision - A + +
Setup Simplicity - T - +
Cost S U - S
Feasibility - M + +
Software Simplicity S + S
Time Length S - +
Sum +'s 1 - 4 5
Sum S's 3 - 0 2
Sum -'s 3 - 3 0

Chosen Concept: Ultra-Sonic

Communication Methods

Laptop Relay WiFi RF Laptop - Dock Relay Wired XBee
Range + + D + + -
Cost S + A - + +
Feasibility + + T - - +
Simplicity S - U + + +
Reliability S S M + + +
Sum +'s 2 3 - 3 4 4
Sum S's 3 1 - 0 0 0
Sum -'s 0 1 - 2 1 1

Chosen Concept: Laptop Relay

Ball Placement

Funnel Arm Vacuum
Cost + D -
Feasibility + A -
Simplicity + T -
Accuracy S U S
Power + M -
Sum +'s 4 - 0
Sum S's 1 - 1
Sum -'s 0 - 4

Chosen Concept: Funnel

Robot Platform/Chassis

iRobot Create VEX Lynxmotion Custom Design
Cost - + D S
Extendability - + A +
Ruggedness - S T S
Reliability S S U -
Simpilicity + S M -
Sum +'s 1 2 - 1
Sum S's 1 3 - 2
Sum -'s 3 0 - 2

Chosen Concept: VEX