Abu Dhabi University is a university in the United Arab Emirates with campuses in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and Dubai.
Abu Dhabi University (ADU) students from the electrical and computer engineering departments designed and created a system called ‘D1Cart’, that will provide people of determination with shopping assistance.
‘D1Cart’ will help people of determination reach the items on higher selves with the help of a robotic arm and a lifting mechanism that can be controlled with a remote joystick. The control system can be adjusted to include factors like speed, sensitivity and reliability which will help easily control the device.
The device also uses an automatic scanning system that will help the individuals to avoid queues at the cashier.
‘D1Cart’ was designed by Abdullah Said Gad, Abdalla Eslam Rashed, Saeed Darwish Alkhemeiri, and Gasm Elbary Mohamed, with the support of Dr. Mohammed Ghazal, Professor and Chair of the Electrical and Computer Engineering department at ADU, and Dr. Mohammad Alkheder, Chair and Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering.
The device was created with the support of Abu Dhabi University’s Office of Research and Sponsored Programs and Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center. The students worked hard to design and implement the D1Cart over several months and will continue to use their skills to come up with further innovative ideas to develop the product for the benefit of the community.