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John Rodrigues
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Welcome Robotics Professors. Happy to have you here!

Hello Professor Maurizio Porfiri, we are glad to have you here on collaborizm!

It’s my great honor to welcome you to our community

Myself John Rodrigues
I went through your profile, I am very inspired. Looking forward to learn from you. I am currently working on coffee Delivery Robot CoffeeBot, please do have a look and give us your feedback.

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Mold Strategy

How do we prepare a mold for coffeeBot, without going for injection molding so that we can build a prototype without high cost?

Room Navigation

The coffeebot should come to the user phone location when he clicks on the app, avoiding obstacles in office space, how do we achieve that? In the next prototype we are using line follower, to define it’s path. But using black strips in office ,may not be advisable, so we need to make it auto navigation.

Please do provide us with your guidance.

Hope you will a good time here and welcome to collaborizm 😃

PS: We also have a question on another Project we are working on, however Steve mentioned not to overwhelm with questions, sorry!

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Great mentorship help

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Maurizio Porfiri
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Professor of Mechanical Engineering at NYU Tandon School of Engineering.
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Well, I am not sure about a simpler way than injection molding. Maybe 3D printing can be a good way, this is what we typically do in the lab. In any case, I believe that there are ways for you to outsource the fabrication online.
With respect to the motion control, you may consider an overhead camera looking at the entire office providing waypoint tracking signals to each of the bots. Coupling this with some simple onboard obstacle avoidance algorithm will ease the coordination between multiple bots and avoid lines on the floor.
Good luck!

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Steven Reubenstone
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nice thoughts here Maurizio Porfiri

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