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Offline AeroliteTopic starter

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Would you buy this robot?
« on: January 03, 2013, 08:33:10 AM »
Hi guys. I need some help. I built a robot as a part of my college studies, and now im using this same robot as a selling product for my economy subject. My teacher ask me to do a market validation for my product, to know the viability of it.
So, Im asking you; Would you buy this robot? And how much would you pay for it?




Characteristics:

- 7 DOF arm (5DOF), mobile base (2DOF)
- Wireless Control with serial communication
- Wireless camera
- Control the exact angle of 1,2,4,5 DOF
- ON / OFF control of 3,6,7 DOF
- Maximum range control distance, 100 meters outdoors, 30 meters indoor
- Maximum weight lifted 1.2 Lb

Uses:

-Apply your knowledge in programming of computer vision, tracking objects and other

-Just to play

-whatever you want


If you have any questions, ideas or suggestions, please say them.


Robot is not finished in the picture, it just goes to show progress






Thanks all





« Last Edit: January 03, 2013, 11:59:09 AM by Aerolite »

Offline jwatte

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Re: Would you buy this robot?
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2013, 06:37:29 PM »
If it's just for hobby purposes, I'd pay maybe $200 for it, somewhat depending. And I might buy it just for the parts :-)

If it could actually /solve a problem I have/ I'd probably pay a lot more.

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Re: Would you buy this robot?
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2013, 07:36:48 PM »

ok , thanks really .   :)


Does anyone else have anything to say?

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Re: Would you buy this robot?
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2013, 10:28:41 AM »
Nice hand ! May be a how to ?

Offline waltr

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Re: Would you buy this robot?
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2013, 12:48:33 PM »
No I wouldn't buy it.
With such a small mobile base I see it falling over and breaking or hurting someone.

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Re: Would you buy this robot?
« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2013, 02:01:32 PM »
ok. maybe

  if the base was bigger and you felt that it is safe,
  would you buy?

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Re: Would you buy this robot?
« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2013, 03:52:09 PM »
No, I don't have any need for it.

Offline AeroliteTopic starter

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Re: Would you buy this robot?
« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2013, 04:23:57 PM »
No, I don't have any need for it.


 So , the problem was not the mobile base, thanks
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Re: Would you buy this robot?
« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2013, 08:25:15 AM »
if someone reads this

Would you buy parts for this robot?

may be only the hand, arm or mobile base


thans to all !

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Re: Would you buy this robot?
« Reply #9 on: March 26, 2013, 08:06:00 PM »
Most defiantly the hand (it looks awesome, would love a how-to), and then the arm would be my second choice.
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Re: Would you buy this robot?
« Reply #10 on: March 30, 2013, 08:11:00 AM »
thanks !

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Re: Would you buy this robot?
« Reply #11 on: March 30, 2013, 09:44:19 PM »
Would you consider doing a how-to on how the hand of the robot was made? It would be greatly appreciated (by me a least  :) ).
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Re: Would you buy this robot?
« Reply #12 on: April 23, 2013, 12:44:52 AM »
ok, I'll try

I'm busy now, but when I can, I will do

and if you can, tell some friends about this subject

I would appreciate

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Re: Would you buy this robot?
« Reply #13 on: April 23, 2013, 09:15:15 PM »
I will most defiantly do so, thanks for the how-to (in advance).  :)
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Re: Would you buy this robot?
« Reply #14 on: April 24, 2013, 01:49:59 AM »
Your project is something similar with PR2 platform with a cost of hundreds of thousands of dollars. Definitely I cannot spend such amount of money on a robotic platform just like yours, but a few thousand dollars’ worth since computer vision and other systems are integrated in the platform. And yes, I would buy such a platform.
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Re: Would you buy this robot?
« Reply #15 on: April 25, 2013, 02:07:34 AM »
First off, that is one cool robotic hand/arm. I don't see myself personally buying one but it sure looks cool.

A big consideration for myself would be how much the arm could lift and how precisely it could control an object.

I've actually been looking for a robotic arm that could lift a little over two pounds (a quart jar full of water). I'd also want the arm to have a reach of about 18 inches (0.5m). I doubt your arm comes close to this. I realize my application isn't what your arm is intended for.

Besides the strength issue, I'd also want to know how dexterous it is. Can it spell out letters in sign language? I think the letter "N" is a tough one for a lot of roboic hands. If your hand/arm could do sign language, I'd think there's be a much larger market for it.

Another use for a robotic arm I have is one to pick up vials and place them on a balance. Do you think your arm could pick up a vial about an inch in diameter, three inches tall weighing about 50g?

Again, very cool arm. Just because it may not meet my needs doesn't mean it would meet someone's needs.

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Re: Would you buy this robot?
« Reply #16 on: April 30, 2013, 05:09:14 PM »
Im not sure you are asking your question in the right place, most people on a website like this are interested in making their own robots and probably more importantly the learning and development that goes into that process.

 If you want to conduct market research on a completed robot or as you put it something to play with (ie. toy) then you need to ask your questions to the people that want that option. Im not sure where.

 As a way of helping with your market research though, I'd suggest that you are asking your question backwards.

 I would approach this by working out how much the materials and components cost and how much the unit costs to produce (you must know this if you have built it or put some thought into planning it.) then work out how much profit you want to make per unit. Then you have a specific question where you could say "would you buy this for $2,000" etc... its a lot more specific then letting somebody say "i'd buy it for $200" when it costs $1,500 to make. An answer like that is worse than getting a "no" to a specific question because it actively allows people to devaluate your product.

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Re: Would you buy this robot?
« Reply #17 on: May 07, 2013, 06:46:39 AM »
is a good idea did you have the plans?

 


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