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Roockey, contactless food delivery

March 1, 2021


The purpose of this idea is to keep everyone safe during the pandemic. Also, it has other advantages such as delivering the food faster. 


Roockey is a semi-automatic robot for delivering food with contactless features. This is the story of how I got this idea. When the pandemic started, I lost my job. So, I had to work as a courier for Uber Eats. I used to work by walking then I bought an electric bike. It was so risky for other couriers and me to do this job, but we did it. One day, when I was delivering food, I had an accident with a truck. My bike was damaged very badly, so I lost my job again. This made me think of something new. A robot that you can control from home and has a lot of features. By working from home and delivering with Roockey, no one will ever get hurt. Also, the couriers will not lose their job. This is a safe way to control the pandemic. 

How Roockey works

Sensors and processor 

Roockey is like a small size car but equipped with many sensors, including a distance sensor, compass sensor, camera, thermal sensor etc. These sensors connect to a microcontroller (ARM) which the processor programmed as artificial intelligence. This feature will help the user to control the robot easier and without any problems. 


The most challenging part of the robot is the control system. As you know, the online game servers have a fast and reliable connection. Also, “ping” has the most important role in our connection. This problem can be solved by installing the servers within a good distance between the users and robots. However, the robots need a fast internet connection to buy sim-cards from good and reliable companies. 


The robots have a limit of battery charge. So, we need to make many of them. Also, the robots can be kept at designed docks across the city, and if something happens to the robots, the users will be able to change their robots immediately.

Primary sketch 

By Saro Karimi