Ted Harrison School

Design Thinking Team


The Design Thinking Teams objective is to create a robot that picks up litter in large areas after big events. It’s goal is to help clean the environment and reduce human labour. They plan to target event planners or urban planners. The team has begun working on an overall design for the garbage collecting robot. This process has taken them from coming up with a basic design into thinking about some of the specific features that they feel are needed for the robot.The team is working on a survey to send to different organizations to gather feedback on their solution to the garbage problem. Their goal is to send the survey to a variety of groups including municipalities, event organizers and the general public to learn about the viability of the project and what kind of features and functions potential customers would like to see in this type of robot.


Project Summary


Our initiative is to create a robot that picks up litter in large areas after big events. We want it to help clean the environment and reduce human labour. We will target event planners or urban planners. Our objective or goal is that by the end of this year our robot/program will be able to identify objects and approach them. With this in mind we started our project. First we had learned how to code, so that we could become familiar with different coding languages. We then learned how to put the robot together, so we could use it as a scale model. After that we learned how to manipulate the code of the robot, so that we could make the camera communicate with the robotic chassis.

The video summary submitted includes the three students talking about the project along with two videos from our weekend workshops. One involved working with robotic car kits to discover how they are programmed and how that programming can be manipulated. The other dealt with working with a tracking program on a camera that will be integrated into our robot.