My father is 70 years old and in a wheelchair. He does not have the ability to manually push grocery carts anymore. We built a fully autonomous cart that will help assist elderly, senior citizens and people with disabilities.
What it does
Self-Powered Shopping cart that will follow you around in the grocery store, follow you to your car, Return back to "home base" at the store
How we built it
Dual Dc motors for powertrain. Android IOT Face Recognition for grocceries. GPS, lidar, touch sensors, Bluetooth connectivity.
Challenges we ran into
At first we couldn't find the motors, so we went to hobby works, home depot etc and couldn't find the right motor with the right torque. Also the drivetrain was complex but we found a simple solution.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We made it go forward/backward and detect properly!
What we learned
Face Detection, Mechanical Engineering
What's next for Konnex Cart
Turning abilities, Romer Assist Arm for pick up groceries, entertainment system.