In our daily life. It has becoming really busy, perhaps more than ever. And trying to do thing at personal time is nearly impossible. You would need an extra person to assist doing things you won't have time for. Big issue is about trusting an extra person, we all need something we can easily trust. We could consider using robot that assist with several general chores, which we cannot cover while doing something else. This robot called, "Bruce". Bruce is a simple robot that does the basic idea of helping people with carrying, cleaning and other task people apply to the robot. This can be done with several different kind of attachments that you can attach on to the robot to do specific functions. For example, snowplow, you can attach the plow on Bruce. The snow plow connection has a circuit inside that inform Bruce what kind of attachment it is connected to and look up at function program to execute this specific task. This task robot can cover wide range of different assignment or task that are required by the owner. It can perform vary task, like snowplow, vacuum house, carry equipment, plant seeds, keep eyes on children, carry injured victim, and walk the dog. Small jobs that we can't find time to do. Main thing about this robot, Bruce is that it can adapt to different method of assisting people. This will greatly reduce the cost of buying individual robots for individual tasks. This robot can be divided into 3 different catalogues, domestic, agriculture, and military.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Robots--Design and construction; Self-help devices for people with disabilities--Design and construction

Publication Date


Document Type


Department, Program, or Center

School of Design (CIAS)


Colwell, David


Note: imported from RIT’s Digital Media Library running on DSpace to RIT Scholar Works. Physical copy available through RIT's The Wallace Library at: TJ211 .S74 2012


RIT – Main Campus