Best Ideas 2018 features all the nominated entries submitted to the Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition under ‘Submit your Idea’ category. All the entries consist of innovative solution or proposition for an enterprise that champions the Sustainable Development Goals. They can be on the conceptual, planning, or start-up stage. If you want to know the 10 finalists in this category, click HERE
Solar powered road cleaning bot
Explain your idea in details:
My main objective of this project is to reduce manpower and time consumption. Accumulation of sand near the road separators are manually cleared by the cleaners. This action seems to be time consuming. Also it takes huge manpower. My idea gives a solution to this scenario by using a solar powered road cleaning robot . This is a line follower bot that continuously follows the white strips laid on the road. The bot is fitted with vacuum cleaner set that sucks the sand and refills them into the road separators. This robot has two modes of operation, both automatic and controllable. Mostly this robot is run as an automatic one. The robot is Controlling is established at the place where there are discontinuous separators. This robot could be operated at a distance of 5 to 10 feets.Also this robot is powered using solar energy which makes it more energy efficient.
Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development
My idea of solar powered road cleaning robot is an environment friendly tiny robot. Establishes good sanitation. Since the robot is solar powered it is energy efficient. Reduces man power. Time saving and work efficient.The cost of this product is also affordable as it uses a vacuum cleaner system and a line follower robot.
Plans for implementation and sustainability
I would implement this project in highways. The robot can be operated during off-peak hours. For developing my idea I would try to stick on my own financial support.
I'm Swetha Shri,20 years old. Currently I'm pursuing my 3rd year in Kumaraguru College of Technology, Coimbatore. We are five members in my family. I am a sincere and hard worker who strives to achieve a goal.