Robogators Team Blue #6438

FLL Theme 2016: Animal Allies


Project Problem Statement

 

Does your dog have a problem?

Problem Statement

Most pet owners have to leave their pets at home alone for extended periods of time. When pets don’t have a companion they can become destructive. This is known as separation anxiety. Also, when left alone, pets don’t get proper training or exercise.

Most pet owners don’t have the time or money to provide their pets with additional companionship, reinforce training and exercise that they need. This results in the pet exhibiting destructive behaviors, increased health issues, and diminished obedience.

Innovation:

Our solution to this problem is the D.O.G (Dog Obedience Guide), a lifelike robotic dog that will provide your dog with companionship, reinforce training, and promote exercise. The D.O.G has cameras, speakers, microphones, and a built-in navigation system that operates using wi-fi connected to a smartchip in your dog’s collar, allowing it to interact with your pet.

The D.O.G. has a battery life of 3.5 hours and when its battery runs low, it will automatically return to its charging station. The D.O.G comes with several preset commands, like “Stop Barking!” and “Sit!”. You can also program additional commands for your pet using your own voice.

Implementation

 

We solved the robot’s mobility using the iRobot Create 2 Programmable Package. The iRobot Create 2 is an affordable, preassembled mobile robot platform that provides an out-of-the-box solution for the D.O.G’s mobility and remote control.

The D.O.G has an internal metal frame covered with synthetic fur designed to mimic real animal fur. The hollow interior allows for storage of the technology required for wifi communication, cameras, microphone, and speakers. The camera and wifi communication will be provided using a recycled smartphone with an external microphone and speakers connected to it. The D.O.G. will come with a smartphone application to allow the owner to interact with their dog remotely.

May the D.O.G. be with you...& your pet!

If you would like to know about what we did last year click below


D.O.G. Video


Robot Missions Video

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