Mr. Mike

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Mr. Mike
|200px|Image of the project Mr. Mike]]
Short Description: The goal of the project is to develop an interactive robot for children affected by autism or phisical impairments. The robot reacts to the kid's manipulation showing different emotions.
Coordinator: AndreaBonarini (
Tutor: AndreaBonarini (
Students: AnnaBeltrami (, Valentina Sgarro (), Arianna Camilli (), Silvia Calzuola ()
Research Area: Robotics
Research Topic: Robogames
Start: 20/03/2017
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Level: Ms

This project is aimed at developing a green, ball-shaped robot, which can simulate different emotions and feelings, depending on the way the child handles it.




We used Arduino Mega to control both the sensors and the attuators.


We used these sensors to recognize the child's actions:

  • Six axis accelerometer and gyroscope([1])
  • Microphone ([2])


We used these attuators to reproduce the robot's emotions:

  • Mp3 player ([3]) and speaker ([4])
  • Two eccentric DC motors
  • RGB leds


We developed four different functions, correspondent to four emotions:

  • Happiness: when the child claps his hands, Mr. Mike reproduces a joyful music, becomes green, and vibrate to the rhythm
  • Anger: if the child shakes the robot, it becomes red and angry, vibrating strongly
  • Confusion: when the child rolls it, the robot lights the leds of different colors and screams, like it's confused and dazed
  • Sleep: when Mr. Mike is lulled, it falls asleep and snores, vibrating softly