Robotics Challenge for Household
Identify a problem in your household that can be addressed using a robot.
Build a robot using your VEX robotics kits to solve this problem.
Market your robotic solution to potential investors.
As you survey around your house, carefully analyze and examine opportunities for a robot to make a significant impact in your life. How can a robot simplify your life? Develop a Problem Statement and Solution.
Research Survey: Survey your household and/or ask questions to people you encounter. Develop a brief survey with 5 questions (it will help with the entrepreneurship aspect).
Full example: Based on the survey results, select a problem statement and come up with a solution for the problem. For example, Robo-Tray Problem Statement: Whenever I host parties I can only bring one tray at a time to offer snacks to my guests. It would be great if I had someone to bring another tray to help me. Solution: build a robot that will follow me around with a tray to serve my guests.
Design and build a mobile platform/robot to counter the pains and problems that you identified to be most feasible, needed, and innovative. It can be an
You need to finish the robot with a working demo and a video within the specified time limit. It should be a mechanically stable solution with a practical application in current households and people are interested to use them in their daily lives.
Now you have identified the problem and built a prototype. How can you now market your “product”? Who are your customers? What is your price point? Identify your budget(s), materials, advertisement (i.e., social media, ads, etc.). Most importantly, develop a great pitch to persuade people to buy it. Robot name: Give your robot a name, this name will become your team name and is part of your marketing technique.
Each team will choose 3-5 students to represent the class in the final competition. Each student team will compete for a chance to win bragging rights for their school and team. Judges will have a rubric to select team winners. Paid Internship awardees will be selected by your respective teachers and NYU instructors through a mutual agreed upon process. There will be 4 student winners that will receive a paid internship based on the following categories:
Date: May 22, 2018
Time: 9 AM - 12 PM
Location: NYC area