Creators: Jayden, Jame, Jonathan, Youxiang, Bradley and Bryan
Middle School Students from Mouse Design League (DIIT) @ The Walter Crowley Intermediate School
About this Project:
Interviewed our school security officer about safety within our school community.
Our app is a safety app which requires users to purchase a robot (with camera). Once they purchase the robot users can guide a robot to patrol the school - street through the app. The app alerts any crimes that have happened and it will alert the citizens and police of any crime.
Sinclair Broadcast Group — Systems Engineer Multimedia R&D and Adjunct Professor at The University of The Potomac
What I do all day at work?
As part of the NextGen TV (ATSC 3.0) Research and Development team, working as a Systems Engineer, I assist in innovating, building, and supporting the rapid expansion of the next-generation IP broadcast platform called ATSC3.0.
Henry A. McKelvey is pursuing a Doctoral degree in Computer Science at the University of the Potomac; he received a Master of Science in Cybersecurity from Southern New Hampshire University in 2018 and a Master of Information Systems degree from the University of Phoenix in 2011.
Henry has an Electronics and Electrical Construction background; he earned an Associate's (1994) and Bachelor's (2006) degree in Electronics Engineering Technology and a Bachelor's degree in Information Technology (2006). Henry is a systems engineer for the Sinclair Broadcast Group in their ATSC3.0 Television and Multimedia Research and Development Group, One Media 3.0 LLC. Henry also is an Adjunct Professor of Computer Science and Information Systems and Technology at the University of the Potomac.
As a hobby, Henry enjoys working on Electronics Maker Projects, Refurbishing Old Tube Type Radios, Repairing Televisions, Computer Repair & Programming, Working with Computer Controlled Devices, and Repairing Arcade-Type Video Gaming systems. Henry also holds 14 US Patents in technological systems and devices.
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AI & Machine Learning, Engineering, IT & Cybersecurity
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👏 Systems Engineer Multimedia R&D and Adjunct Professor at The University of The Potomac at Sinclair Broadcast Group — Emoti-Con Judge
This project is excellent! The only problem I can see is the thinking out of security, will the robot be protected from attacks, such as jamming, dissociation, or zombification (forced isolation from the network)? The students have a good idea and it is worth exploring.
Corinne Brenner is the Director of Learning for Killer Snails, where she contributes theoretical knowledge about learning sciences to design and research interactive media for education. She is a PhD candidate in Educational Communication and Technology at NYU, where she researches the effectiveness of educational games and virtual environments. She received her BA in Psychology from Cornell University, and MSc in Social Psychology from the University of Amsterdam.
👏 Director of Learning at Killer Snails — Emoti-Con Judge
Thanks for developing this project! I was especially impressed with the Figma interface design. Figma's a great tool that we really use when designing games. This was a very polished design! I also love the logo, it's got a Batman-like vibe to it and also references sending signals, really nice work combining ideas into something distinct that tells a story. There was also so much great information in the Intentions section of the website. The combination of personal stories, description, and data really highlights the kind of problem you wanted to solve with this project. It would be nice to see a reference for the stats. Your vision for how the hardware of a robot and the software of an app & people reporting problems was also really clearly explained. One piece of information I was curious about was the interview with the school security office -- it looks like it's not on the website yet, but I wondered about what they said, and how the robot would help them do their job. Focusing on just one location, or type of problem, might also be helpful during your development process so you don't get bogged down in trying to do too much at once. I also wondered, could access to Cignals cause any problems? What happens if people don't use it the way you planned? Overall, great work on the planning, design, and website, I loved your innovative ideas to solve such an important problem!
Ryan is a management consultant in Accenture’s Talent & Organization practice. He has over 15 years in corporate and consulting project leadership and operations roles. He is also an adjunct instructor at Stevens Institute of Technology in the innovation and entrepreneurship program. He served as an Officer in the US Navy for 5 years prior to joining the private sector. Ryan earned his MBA from Georgetown University and his BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan.
Great project! Thank you for addressing an important and very challenging problem: improving safety for people in our schools and communities. Your robot solution is interesting and promising. I especially liked the Intentions page on your website which provided the use cases and benefits of your robot solution. Continue your design thinking process on a specific use case (e.g., school monitoring and student safety); further identify the users needs through additional conversations with people, seek to identify and understand the specific problems and pain point and design a solution that addresses those specific problems.
Again, I believe a robotic monitoring system could have great promise in improving safety of students and people in our communities. Hope you continue to build-test-learn on your Cignals concept. You are off to a great start. Good luck!
Feedback from the Community:
👏 a High School Student from New York City
Really liked how well thought out the project is and how it can be useful to us. Well done !
Camila 👏 a High School Student from new york
this app would seem very helpful, help us keep safe!
👏 a Technology Professional
These youngsters created a fantastic project, including a user interface, a website, and merchandise. I'm familiar with "Jame Shah," who created the excellent app. He informed me of the websites! I really liked the concept they were attempting to convey. I'd like to buy the robot and use this app. This app will change your life. I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to the website. It was fantastic!
👏 a Middle School Student from New York City
I have seen this at our school walls they made posters and they gave me one I read the website really enjoyed to lol i like the robot stuff
👏 a Middle School Student
👏 a Technology Professional
I would love to buy this robot. It seems really safe. Many people would ask if what if the robot is in danger. I think the kids are trying to express is how any one could use this. This is why I will buy the robot and also, the website perfect. Shows details. I like the Figma Interfaces. Gives me fun vibes.
jay 👏 a Community Member from nyc
this a amazing product for the community and the world.
Jp 👏 a Community Member from Portland Oregon
This project appeals to me much. People will have questions, but I believe this is well-made. This program has a good Figma UI, but it's quite difficult to use. I love it. As far as I can tell, they're making advertisements, trailers, and posters. I love it.
Win 👏 a Middle School Student
👏 a Parent
Nice app, thank you guys for the nice work. See it took time I love the promotions
👏 a Technology Professional
This project is amazingly done. I am quite familiar with the name "Jame Shah" who is an excellent creator and will make it very far in the future. I really like the apps UI and the figma design . The group seems to be making trailers and promotions . One question, Im curious on how the robot will survive out in the streets can it take attacks from people? And what happens if it malfunctions in the street. Overall I really like what the students are doing with this project and I am looking foward to using the app and buying the cignal robot. Rooting for cignals!
Joseph<4 👏 a Middle School Student from Ny
This is very good
Zachery 👏 a Teacher
A professional nice app.
benjamin 👏 a Middle School Student
I really love this idea and It look really cool! But I don't see anything at the Interview page, I have used Weebly it makes a lot of errors.
👏 a Technology Professional
What a wonderful, brilliant idea app this is! I absolutely love the website! Also, the concept that you can use of this night, robotish, Batman theme throughout your app, It also demonstrates excellent design thinking and resourcefulness. It is really perfect on how I see Cignals on my twitter! Wonderful app to use, will love to spend my money to buy the "Cignal Robot" I adore the UIs. Bravo, Cignals!
Irvin 👏 a Middle School Student
cool app and logo
Nico 👏 a Middle School Student from Is5q
Nice promotion, Cignals went to my classroom and hand out their posters to us. And gave a good explanation of the app. I used the QR code
pritam 👏 a Middle School Student from is5
amazing product. :3
juan c 👏 a Middle School Student
ey this is fire
bruce 👏 a High School Student from gotham
nice work lil bro
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