Posted: 10/11/2012 at 18:11
So, here's the thing. My school has qualified for the regional robotics finals. We are to make a robotic model that would solve a problem that the elderly have. We have interviewed some elderly people and one thing they said they found gets harder with age is gardening. Because they don't like having to bend over, they think it's time consuming etc. SO we decided to build a model which would be like a frame/grid that you stretch around the area you want watered/ seeds planted in, and then there's a little robot that hangs to the frame and leaves a trickle of water or seeds at regular intervals behind it. I would find you a picture but it's on the school computers. It doesn't really matter. Anyway, this is where I need your help. My team may know a lot about robotics, but they know nothing about gardening! Is there any feedback you can give us on this idea? Potential problems you see with it, things we should know? Or some positive feedback that we can quote in the presentation?
Thanks so much!