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Week 1:

Taken: Vorming van de groep. Brainstorm over onderwerp. Presentatie 1 (gegeven op maandag in week 2) voorbereiden.

Week 2:

Evaluatie vorige week: Uit de presentatie bleek dat ons eerste onderwerp (automatic bottle sorting) niet genoeg was.

Taken: Presentatie geven. Opnieuw brainstorm voor nieuw onderwerp. Na 3 uur zoekwerk hebben nog geen consensus over een goed onderwerp, dus:

  • Specifieke taak voor woensdag 13 februari: iedereen bedenkt een onderwerp waar je enthousiast over bent en:
    • wat echt een probleem is,
    • wat met robots/AI opgelost kan worden,
    • waar wij een stuk van kunnen oplossen en laten zien.


Bedachte ideëen


HIV testing Robot


Many people with HIV in certain region in Africa, who don’t know that they have HIV (or another STD).


A robot driving around from village to village to perform tests on people. They need to let the robot take some blood or urine, so the robot can do the tests.

The robot has a curtain (or foldable box) with it for privacy while the person is urinating. Then inside the robot the lab for tests is built and it runs the test. It shows a clear result to the person (for example: happy or sad smiley), maybe on a screen.

It might need to educate people first on what STD’s are, how they can go from person to person, and why it’s bad to have them. It might also deliver condoms. This educating might be difficult, because there might not be many people speaking English. So the robot needs to learn the language of the different regions as well. Also, it could use many pictures to try to explain things simply.

If a person has HIV or another disease, the robot remembers the location where he is, and sends it to the nearest doctor. To ask the doctor if he can come over to the house of the person. It might make a picture of the person, or save the fingerprint of the person and also send it to the doctor, so the doctor knows who the patient is. Also, it could show the patient the route to the nearest doctor and explain why he/she needs to go there.

What we can make: a lot of little parts, like for example the explanation video in English. Or the design of the robot. (like where to people sit to pee, where is the lab part, where is the video screen, does it need to look like a human? It needs to comfort people, not scare them off. Of course a robot that takes blood is scary, but we need to make sure this is as little as possible.)



It is really hard to have a correct seating position at your desk and it is also really hard to get the monitor height and/or tilt set up correctly.


A computer chair or monitor that automatically adjusts the height of the monitor or the seat settings. It measures from your seating position whether you are sitting correctly and adjusts accordingly. The monitor uses a camera to see how your head is angled and adjusts the height and/or tilt to the perfect position.





Some people are unable to open a container because they have a disability or they simply do not have the strength.


A device that adapts its shape to different types of containers which opens these containers for people who are unable to effectively open these containers.

Man-Hing Wong

Adaptive cruise control (ACC) is a system that can be implemented in nowaday's vehicles, as an addition on the current cruise control system. The system is able to keep track of its environment in such a way that it can allow a vehicle to adapt its velocity to the vehicle that is driving in front of him, especially used to prevent traffic congestion and traffic accidents.


Problem: Malaria mosquitos

Solution: A robotic version of a bug-eating plant, so a robot that lures a mosquito with a lamp or some scent. Using a motion sensor and maybe a heat-sensor it will 'bite' when the mosquito gets close enough.

Hand in: The actual robot


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