Stretch Robot Pitch Competition: Submission Guidelines

Components

  • Title page (8.5 X 11 inches in pdf or doc format in front of 2 page proposal) 
    • Project Title: name of concept and
    • Brief description of concept: 1 sentence
    • Contestant(s):
      • Name
      • GT College or department affiliation
      • GT email address
      • *Information needed for all authors, if submitting as a team.
  • Proposal (2 pages, 8.5 X 11 inches in pdf or doc format) that highlights:
    • Need/Use Case: identify a need for individuals aging with disabilities; state how the proposed design concept (software and/or hardware innovation with Stretch) addresses the need; describe and the significance and implications of the design. 
    • Methods/Approach: Design process, considerations, and how you will develop & test your concept (if selected as winner) 
      • Proposals that incorporate human-centered design strategies (e.g., getting user input on problem; plans for iterative design of prototypes based on user feedback) will be highly desirable.
    • Concept: Detailed description of concept, including pictures or graphics, if applicable
    • Timeline: proposed timeline for implementation of development process during Spring 2023
    • Cost: specify any additional perceived costs (materials or software) for developing and testing the product
  • Pitch video (< 3 minutes) that provides an overview of your proposed design concept. Can be a video or powerpoint with audio recording. 

Judging Criteria

Judges will include representatives from TechSAge, Hello Robot, and AI-CARING.

Submissions will be evaluated and scored based on the following criteria:

  • aging with disability: How does the concept address the need(s) of people aging with disabilities? What is the importance of the problem and how does the concept solve it?
  • feasibility: How realistic or practical is the concept?
  • innovativeness: How creative is the concept?
  • universal design: To what extent is the concept designed to be useable by people to the greatest extent possible and/or integrate universal design principles?
  • human-centered design: To what extent was user feedback from incorporated in the planning/design process?

*This competition is for pitching new ideas for Stretch. We strongly discourage proposals about work that has already been done with Stretch. If you’re unsure about this, please contact us with your initial idea to confirm.

Resources

Be sure to review helpful resources on the competition home page.

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Contact Us

For questions or more information about the competition, contact us: techsage@gatech.edu