My 2nd Scholarship proposal: Mobile Web Cam Interface for exploration and interaction
I thought about this one at lunch with a friend of mine. Basically, it is a way for some one to interact, follow, communicate, and explore a space. So if you couldn't be somewhere "physically" the robot would take that place.
-So in essence you would have the robot fill in the persons presence and you would be able to interact with the robot just like the other person was there! Say for instance, you have a client 3 states over and you have this robot on hand with wireless i-net in the room. Your client could log into the computer via remote host and be there where you are. You both can interact with each other, your client can follow you around say an office, share contact files from cell phones via Bluetooth, and a few other neat features!
Webcam with laser pointer ( to accurately show where user is looking, e.g. from the robots view you see a paper cup, the person beside the robot will see exactly what you're seeing!)
Mini itx cpu with wireless capabilities and Bluethooth (for on the fly file sharing)
And program the create to follow "joystick" commands from the user
If you have an easier way of doing this or think something should be added on let me know!!!