Robots

Robots

All Projects must include: Research on the theory of the science and/or engineering, a literature review, and original science research and/or engineering design.

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Robot to Save Lives Design, build, and test a robot car with CO2, Methane, and other gas sensors to look for surviving humans in a natural disaster and/or search around for gas leaks.  Etc. Building.  Arduino. Tinkering to get it right. (it could save lives!) Gas SensorsRobots in Mines
Robot to Study Archaeology Those people way back when built some small entrances to their pyramids and grave sites and lots of secret entrances.   It’s history and irreplaceable so we can’t just excavate.  But we can send a small robot down to film and bring back artifacts, like our very own Daniel Chan did in Peru You get to build the vehicle and outfit it with sensors, camera and a grabber type device.  Do this if you like both electronics and mechanics and a little Arduino programming Robots help archaeologist 
(Daniel Chan)
Self Racking Dishwasher Dishwashers are nice, but you still have to put the plates, silverware, etc away. Let’s take our western living laziness one step further. I think some robotics is necessary. And some microcontroller coding. Start with a protoype small one. You don’t have to do the dishwashing part!
Farming Robots Who really wants to pick apples.  Will we even have enough labor force to do all the hard work on a farm.  It’s a good area for robots! To think practical and design with a specific purpose.  The design process here will be more intense than with other robot projects.  Again you’ll learn mechanics, electronics and some programming along the way. Farm Robot Article
Painter Robot  Design and build a Robot to paint a wall.  It senses and avoids the windows!  You kick back and drink a soda while the robot paints.  Building something mechanical.  Programming.  Electronics
 Remote Control Finder Every have trouble finding the remote to the TV.  You are not alone! Help the first world with its most devastating problem.
 Artificial Muscles  A Robot should have muscles.  It’s good for its looks and hence self confidence.  More seriously, if you can make artificial muscles work on a robot or other mechanical device, then you have the knowledge to do it for humans.  There are diseases to cure and a better prosthesis. Mechanical projects.  A little electronics.  It’s not as hard as you might think!  Artificial muscles