The main objective of the project is to contribute to the social and family inclusion of young people and adults with intellectual disabilities by means of a series of ICT and robotic tools, specifically adapted to their needs.
The robot is the element that interacts with the user. Its features, which ensure total freedom for it to be copied and reproduced, are the following:
– It is developed with open-source hardware
– The chassis, the casing, the wheels, etc. can be produced entirely by using a 3D printer.
The robot features:
- A sophisticated appearance, as opposed to the current existing toy looking products
- Interconnection between platform/mobile and physical robot
- Remarkable technical features of the robot:
- 1’’ screen (to visualise results, activities and robot’s “moods”)
- WiFi connection
- Rechargeable battery
- Use of the IoT (Internet of Things) concept for communication (server)
- FreeCAD 3D Model (Link to the file in Github)
- STL files for printing (Slicer, Cura, etc.)
- GCode file for Prusa i3 Hephestos (Link to the file in Github)
- Assembly guide (Images of process and connections)
- Circuit board with electronic components (Github)
- 7V battery
Therefore, we have a DIY project with the instructions to put it together by oneself, using resources which are very easy to acquire and a 3D printer (through the contact page it is also possible to request information on how to obtain an already-assembled robot).
The robot is controlled by using the app; this makes it possible for users to carry out a simple programming process of the robot with a physical device, which can be a mobile phone or a tablet.