For the WRO Future Innovators category in 2022, teams have the task to develop a robot model which represents the robot as a friend and helper in the daily life of people. Teams may choose one of the three areas (1, 2, 3) to work on, but they can also choose to work on a project that focuses on a combination of these three areas.
In your home there are a lot of tasks that have to be done regularly. Robots can take over work processes autonomously or support people with tasks in or around the home. Maybe you already do household tasks yourself where a robot could simplify the work processes. Since the robot works in the household in the direct environment of the human being, mutual consideration is particularly important. The robot should act in a way that does not endanger humans and vice versa. We are looking for robotic solutions that perform tasks in the household in order to relieve the people that live there.
Every rescue poses new challenges for the people involved. Apart from extinguishing fires, think of rescuing humans or animals from threatening situations or recovering cars. The protection of the rescue workers is always the top priority. During rescue operations in dangerous or inaccessible surroundings, the rescue may be delayed if the situation is not safe for the rescue crew. We are looking for robotic solutions that can support and relieve the rescue services or that can carry out rescue tasks independently.
Healthcare is an important part of our world. As soon as we feel unwell, suffer from injuries, or are in need of other help, we go to the doctor. Working in the healthcare sector is often strenuous and requires a high level of concentration from employees. This applies to a doctor’s office, hospital, nursing home, and all other sectors of health care. When dealing directly with people, however, care and consideration is required. A robot can help to improve the situation in the health care system or to
make the work for health care professionals easier. A robot can help improve social interaction, can fetch and bring materials, or can even perform medical tasks.
We are therefore looking for robotic solutions that improve or support aspects of healthcare.