I designed my robot, B.O.B., to help astronauts collect samples, translate
(so that each Astronaut can understand other astronauts), and help
in the station by getting things that are requested by the astronauts.
Description: B.O.B. has a 1Screen, 1Power Button, 2 Ears, 1 Arm with
tripod fingers that bend like the joints on our fingers, 1voice box,
1 eye, 1 digital camera, 1 flashlight And 1 thermometer.
Screen Purpose: While trying to communicate B.O.B.
Will put the words up on the screen incase of misunderstanding.
Button Purpose: To turn off and on
purpose: To be able to hear the voices of the people talking to them
In case it needs to lift something up to find something or take a
sample, and the three fingers are so it can get a better grip on things
Box Purpose: To be able to talk back to people when having a conversation
or giving information.
(If you were wondering how the people with different languages would
talk to the robot or to the other astronauts, there is a picture of
it on my drawing. On the box there is a letter or two on the control.
The control will have the E for English R for Russian and so on. The
control will have a spot that you will talk into. Say I wanted to
talk to a Russian person and I was Spanish. I would press S to R and
then speak into the spot then click send and it will go to your own
B.O.B. and speak it out in Russian and also right it on the screen
in case of misunderstanding standing. Programmed Languages: English,
Russian, French, Spanish, German, Czech, Chinese, Japanese, Farsi,
Eye Purpose: So that if it might run into something or take a wrong
turn in the space station someone will watch B.O.B. on a screen and
control it if it goes or does something wrong. The eye is right above
the screen and is basically like a video camera that you watch where
Camera Purpose: To take pictures of certain objects that need to be
taken pictures of for research
Purpose: The flashlight is used to be able to see in dark places and
be used for the flash on the camera
Purpose: To take the temperature of the outside and in the space station
Button: antenna, controlled by controller Key Questions:
B.O.B., meaning, brains on board
Explorer, Translator, Camera, Helper
and Design: Cylinder, 6 inches circumference around in all directions
except for the side, 1 ft long
Each astronaut has his or her own personal B.O.B.
Tether, Computer Controlled
Source: Batteries, Solar powered
Astronauts will know their B.O.B. from another B.O.B. by color.