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Step 70: Current List of Capabilities

Over the course the the 2015-2016 school year, the Multipurpose Mobile Manipulator Mk 1 was tested with 50 undergraduates at Carnegie Mellon University as an advanced educational robotics platform. Mostly comprising of first year students with little to no prior robotics experience, students from across all disciplines got hands on experience working with a research grade robot and got a taste of the entire scope of robotics: perception, cognition, and actuation. After being given tutorials on CAD modeling, Arduino programming and Python scripting with provided libraries, students were split into 10 groups of 3-5 people each with the objective of getting the Multipurpose Mobile Manipulator to perform an interesting task. Working roughly 2 hours per week for 20 weeks, here is a list of the tasks we successfully got the Multipurpose Mobile Manipulator to do:

Full Source and CAD Files: https://github.com/johnchoi313/MMM_2015-2016

<p>Hi, I think this is the best robot ever made! It's so incredible, what it can do is amazing! Normally, most robots can do only one task, but your project broke this rule. Congratulations!</p>
<p>Thanks MohamedElkhatri! Wait till you see version 2 ;)</p>
<p>Pretty sure it will be amazing as well. Just a small proposition if you don't mind : why don't you give it &quot;home assistant&quot; tasks such as home control and make it familiar with its environment. Hope you a good luck!</p>
I need someone who will pick up what is dropped and ask where it goes then put it away.
<p>An interesting idea. The robot can be made a little shorter to pick things up from the floor. Speech recognition is also definitely something to explore.</p>
I plan on having my students build something similar to this using an electric wheelchair as base. This design gives me more ideas!
<p>Glad to hear! Feel free to use whatever you need and I hope you will learn something useful going over this Instructable. Let me know if you need help with anything and I will be glad to advise :) </p>
Amazing build, looks incredibly modular! Any thoughts on dressing it in a tux when you're done, to make it a robot butler? ;)
<p>Certainly. I'm thinking painting it black,, making the acrylic front plate white and giving it a bow tie :)</p>

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