Hello, my name is Carlos Orozco, and I am a High School student. My partner and I will be competing at the Greater San Diego Science Fair this March, and we are trying to develop a robot that can assist senior citizens and/or medicine users in a way that the administration of their medicine can be controlled by an autonomous robot. The robot is not finish yet, and I am asking for any type of technical help.
The first idea of creating the robot was of using a Raspberry Pi to control and Arduino UNO. The Arduino UNO is in charge of moving the motors so the robot can move around the house, we also tried to connect a Web Cam to the Raspberry Pi so with a Computer Vision Program the Raspberry Pi would be able to identify the medicine user. None of these ideas have worked so far. I am trying to buy an ArduPilot, but I am not very sure if that is why my robot need.
I am still trying to figure out the mechanism to deliver the medicine at fixed hours.
This is the list of parts we have so far:
*I spent all my Christmas money in this robot, any donation or technical support will be appreciated.
*Special thanks to SparkFun Electronics for sponsoring us with the aluminum bars and the wheels.