My main goal right now is finishing the motion control slider. Meanwhile, I will network at UCSD.
In short, I wish to grow JHR as a technology company first while I study and build up the model. In the meantime, my technology will better the world and provide funding. Then when it is ready, JHR can start offering model services in combination with technology to make lasting impacts that benefit humanity. I wish to change the world in any way I can for the betterment of my family, friends, society, and me.
Idea Examples: Political roundtables that bring various leaders together, the study of conscious creatures, the integration of nature and technology with the model, whimsical devices to scour the earth and bring children joy, fusion technology to power rockets and personal spacecraft, ai integration with social models that can translate the public consciousness into language, and many many many more ideas.
The UM:The Universal Model Edition 1 By Jesse H Rupe
UM Risk Management:Universal Model Risks
The Paper is 70 pages and 24,000 words in length. It took me 60 hours to write with a lifetime of philosiphizing.
The Self Constructing Rail
For the Dyson Award and Wevolver Challenge
Dyson Award Link
-- For More info on software and progress, view the Shop Page's moco slider
The rails are a modular, dynamic, automated local transport system. They can even self assemble. With the Universal Model and its AI-Human management, the whole is greater than the parts.
WHAT IT DOES: The rails are used in factories, warehouses, studios, or other areas. The rail modularity allows for reuse, recyclability, upgradability, and replacement for sustainability. The efficiency of the rail's self-assembly outperforms assembly by human labor.
YOUR INSPIRATION: My inspiration for the rail came from my drive to invent. As a kid, this drive was formed from movies like Wall-e and Robots, or by video games like Portal 2 and Minecraft. The rail itself came from Portal 2, where robots would travel around on rails. Then, there were panels that traveled on rails too, creating modular buildings. I realized these fictional robots could have some serious real world applications for factories, theme parks, studios, general construction, and much more. The versatility of the robots and rails could also ease our dependence on static infrastructures that break down and are expensive to replace and repair.
HOW IT WORKS: The current design uses a mixture of premade standard parts and specialized 3d printing. The 3d printed rail will be attached to standard aluminum extrusion with latching mechanisms for robotic arms to handle. The rails are each around 1 to 2 feet in length and have a gear mesh for robotic carts to propel themselves. These carts are standardized and can have various tools attached, from robotic arms, panels, or transport modules. The latching mechanisms can lift rails up or place them down, screw rails together, and even hold together carts or tools. To be useful in the real world, the robots must have a good human-oriented interface that enhances a worker's ability instead of replacing them. In time, a human will be able to guide the rails on where to self-construct by using a touchpad, computer, or augmented reality glasses. The rails can even be placed manually for emergency structures, prototyping, or any other use in which automation is inefficient.
DESIGN PROCESS: The rail design process started out very amateur but is now decently professional. The rail project began when I was a sophomore in highschool. I had minimal Arduino coding experience and decent Fusion 360 CAD skills. I began one day in Fusion and after 50 hours of work I had a botched prototype, but it was a start. No engineering process or real plans, just grit and vision. The prototype progress is in the image gallery. My second prototype took longer. I planned desired features: a rail, cart, robot arm, and screwdriver module. I managed to get further with this design, being cleaner and more professional as my skills improved. I began 3d printing this design to test manually what features worked. Then, with design 3, I had documents for improvements, better equipment, and knowledge on the control systems needed. I created a very strong rail, although slow to 3d print. I designed circuit boards and coded basic movement. The current design is underway. There is no physical prototype, as I have been coding a very sophisticated tablet interface. I've spent 150 hours making a camera slider, so the slider software will become rail software. Now I can continue work on integrating standardized parts and relying less on 3d prints. All in all, I've spent 450 hours on the rail.
HOW IT IS DIFFERENT: At first, the rail may not seem new, but the implementation philosophy differentiates the system. Every aspect of the rail system(RS) is designed to be upgradable, affordable, standardized, and easily repairable. Since Earth's sustainable biology is everchanging, our infrastructures must not be static. This leads to the self-assembling feature. Almost all industrial layouts must be constructed manually and are difficult to alter once configured. With the RS, a factory or building layout can easily be built, changed, and adapt to new bottlenecks or revelations. Finally, the inclusion of my Universal Model(UM) into the RS implementation is crucial to sustainable balancing between manpower and automation. The UM analyzes everything with 6 core factors: Time, Interactions, Apertures (Chaos/Order, Energy), Emergence (Hierarchies, Novelty, Entropy), Life, and Consciousness. Insights arise by analyzing the rail system as an organ to local areas, which are lifeforms.
FUTURE PLANS: The next step is to form a team and concrete business plan. I will be attending UCSD soon while in the Idea Scholars program. At UCSD, I will use the Blackstone Launchpad to work on the rail system and JHR Innovators as a whole. While at these programs, I will network and form the team. Meanwhile, I will use the software to rent out a motion control camera slider to fund the rail endeavor. In time, the rail and motion control will merge systems and act as one. The funding will also go to Universal Model research, as the UM is the real backbone of JHR Innovators. The next step for the UM is community expansion and research democratization.