Children and youth from the Baur Cultural Foundation
- Mexico (one of the co-sponsors of the Student Conference)
are working on some interesting projects for this year's
conference. They are developing a "decontaminator
robot" -- an portable, inexpensive robot that can
be remotely controlled to test water quality and purify
it if needed.
In some situations, like natural disasters, people
don't have access to water supplies. Similarly, some
people living in rural areas lack access to clean water
as well. Moreover, installing facilities to purify polluted
water can be expensive and time-consuming. The robot
being developed by students at the Baur Cultural Foundation
is attempting to address this situation. In order for
it to meet the needs of those that can't afford costly
solutions to these problems, the robot is being designed
according to the following specifications:
- It must be portable;
- It must be controlled through the Internet;
- It must be able to sense the presence of phosphates in the water;
- It must use existent technology adapted to solve the problem; and
- It must be able to function using a 127 Volt power source.
Discuss this project online with the robot's designers!