|Project Summary||Project Information|
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In this project, the problem being addressed is using alternative forms of communication to interact with robots. The goal is to create a robot that can process user-gestures (e.g., sign language) to perform tasks that the user may not be able to complete on their own. For this project, the robot will be designed to understand a gesture that indicates to the robot to pour a glass of water. The short term goal of this project is to be able to detect one specific gesture and have to robot do one simple task: pouring a cup of water. In the long-term, this project could support programs such as those that advance medical care and quality of life for those in assisted living. The main purpose of this project is to create a robot that will pour a glass of water after the user does a certain gesture. The robot will stand idly by at its docking station until it is activated. Upon activation, the robot will recognize a specific gesture that will indicate to it to perform its task of pouring water. The robot will function by using path mapping with object collision sensors and image recognition software. When the robot becomes active, it will immediately scope the area for the cup. After the robot has detected this object, it then waits for a specific gesture before performing the task. The robot will then perform environmental mapping using both image processing and collision sensors to create the best path towards the user. This path will be stored in memory so that it can take the same path back to the dock. When the robot reaches its destination, it will then pour the correct amount of water based on water level sensors that the robot has. After this task has been completed the robot will then return back to its docking station. Part of the project is to design and create the robot. Because the robot is not on hand it does not know how to execute the pouring function. Because the robot is going to be made from scratch the budget can be a little tight. Additional funds from grants or other companies will be sought out for this project. There are no requirements for the software platform of the robot. Final software and mechanisms can be flexible after engineering team has decided if the project is plausible within the time frame.
|Kaleb Kang||Project Manager||mailto:email@example.com|
|William Reid||Biomedical Engineer||mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Yogi Kanakamedala||Computer Engineer||mailto:email@example.com|
|Nathaniel Wilcox||Electrical Engineer||mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Soren Suver||Electrical Engineer||mailto:email@example.com|
|Michael Johnson||Mechanical Engineer||mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Elise King||Mechanical Engineer||mailto:email@example.com|
|James Oakes||Mechanical Engineer||mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org|
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