This is about FIRST robotics teams using thier off-season to build robots to help people.
IMSA's FIRST Robotics Team 2022, Titan Robotics, inspired by IMSA's Principal/Vice President for Academic Programs, Dr. Eric McLaren, will lead a competition to design and build during the off season robotics devices that assist people with special needs. Our project for this year, fall 2012, is a wheelchair lift to raise occupants as much as 10 inches so that they can reach things on stoves, counter tops and the like. For rules and details, click here.
History: The project for 2011 was about helping ALS victims and anyone else with very limited use of their upper body (i.e. arms and hands.) The challenge was to design and build a robotic mechanism that people can use to feed themselves. FIRST teams are invited and encouraged to participate and collaborate in this unique competition. View a video about this project by clicking here.
Fall 2012 challenge is announced. To request an account and collaborate on this project with others, use this submission form. Contact Jim Gerry (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions or need more information.Note: Date pushed to December 14th for demos of the wheelchair project.
© 2010 - 2011 Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Support for CoolHub.IMSA provided by the State of Illinois and contributions from the Abbott Fund and the Tellabs Foundation.
Developed on Liferay in partnership with the Cyberenvironments and Technologies Directorate at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications.