1.4 Competitive Analysis

Your team will research existing products (robotic and non-robotic) that perform similar tasks as your team’s robot concept. Summarize the features of 3-4 competing products, and analyze the competing products to identify opportunities to make your team’s robot concept innovative compared to the competition.

IMPORTANT: If your research and analysis reveals that your team’s robot concept will NOT be unique or an improvement over existing solutions, your team will need to revise your concept or select a different concept from your list of ideas.

Gather information to summarize the following for each competing product:

  • What is the product's name and its specific context of use? (include product image)

  • What are the key functions and features of the product?

  • What are the key parts (sensors, motors, etc.) that the product uses to perform its tasks?

  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of the product?

  • What information sources were used in your research? (include links to sources)

❏ Deliverable

Submit a document or presentation that summarizes each competing product and identifies opportunities for your team’s robot concept to be innovative compared to the competition.

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