Proposal for a pet robot that protects the mind and body!

    Proposal for a pet robot that protects the mind and body!
  • Proposal for a pet robot that protects the mind and body!

While acquiring basic knowledge of programming, the participants set up assignments and themes through group work.

 

 

 

<Background of the issue

 

Although Oji-cho is ranked No. 1 in “Comfort of Living Ranking,” it also has problems such as an aging population.

 

As we discussed issues in our daily lives with the aim of making Oji a better place to live, we began to talk about pets. With ordinary pet dogs and support dogs,

 

 

◯It is difficult to take care of them (for the elderly and physically disabled).

 

Guide dogs, hearing dogs, and service dogs are scarce compared to the number of people who need them.

 

Expensive (monthly pet dog costs about 10,000 yen)

 

It is sad to see them die.

 

 

 

The reason for this is because of the background that the number of people in need of guide dogs, hearing dogs, and service dogs is small. Therefore, we decided to introduce a new type of pet dog,

 

 

 

・No need for care

 

・Functions as a guide dog, hearing dog, or service dog

 

・No cost

 

・A strong dog that never dies

 

 

 

We decided to develop such a pet robot.

CONTENTS.

Goals

◯ A robot that heals the hearts and minds of all generations, from children to adults
◯ Can be lifted by small children and is not easily broken even when handled roughly.
◯ Elderly people can take care of the robot without having to stoop or bend at the waist.
◯ Security features to protect the house
◯ Flexible response to any unusual behavior of the owner
◯ No mechanical noises during operation
◯ Can play a nursing role like a guide dog or a hearing dog

Cost-effectiveness

◯Compensates for the shortage of guide dogs, hearing dogs, and service dogs
◯Reduces the emotional burden of pet loss
◯Reduces the physical and financial burden of pet care

We repeatedly created and improved prototypes using EV3 with the idea that such a pet robot would be wonderful.

Pet Robot Functions

Proposal for a pet robot that protects the mind and body!

◯Detects obstacles
 →Stops and barks when it detects an obstacle.
 →Goes forward when no longer detecting obstacles
◯Mode switching by color sensor
 →Green: Watchdog mode
 →Blue: Running mode
 →Yellow: Guide dog mode

Although we were able to implement functions such as walking in the park, running around, stopping when an obstacle is detected, and security functions like a guard dog, the following problems remained.

Problems

◯Failure to detect and respond to obstacles
◯Mechanical movement
◯Mode switching is not smooth
◯Cannot handle steps such as stairs and water areas such as bathtubs.

Summary

We had a lot of fun working on the development of robots in collaboration with local companies and on familiar issues in our daily lives. Above all, we felt happy when "people" were pleased with our work. We also had the opportunity to interact with people from other schools, such as Yoshino High School and Hokkaido Asahikawa Agricultural High School, through zoom and research presentations. I was happy that the knowledge and skills I usually learn at school could be useful.

Proposal for a pet robot that protects the mind and body!
Proposal for a pet robot that protects the mind and body!
Proposal for a pet robot that protects the mind and body!
Participating Schools Nara Prefectural Oji Technical High School
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Department of Mechanical Engineering 3rd year

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