Carlos is an outproduct of the kinetic sculpture project by one of a college student. His idea was to deliver something on the lines of infusing automisation in the ignored areas of society. Day in and out, we have been witnessing usage of Robotics in locations that are not human-friendly viz. deep-sea exploration, nuclear cleanup and volcanism. These are handful of “higher profile” adverse settings where robots are used. Then a thought clicked him about offering comfort to other dangerous or hazardous areas.
Shelterless people have been living in a tremendously unsafe location. They should be provided with an automated gear i.e. an automated walking, homeless shopping cart. The equipment makes a lot of sense to me but I wonder if it has an integrated GPS system so that it can bring groceries home. Eyebrows are raised if it is really walking? Or the legs simply follow the movement of the wheels that are governed by the batteries and motors. Now some much-needed technical specks: It is developed suing two car batteries, one 12 volt electric motor, many bicycle chains, RC controller and servo, metal hanger, shopping cart and thanks to its inventor for such a production.
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