Project 2: Arduino Line following test 3

Test #3 of my Arduino Uno controlled line following bot for the upcoming competition. This test was focused on checking how the bot handles 90 degree turns with sharp corners, line intersections and line breaks.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Q_QbmW_u5QThe robot uses 6 TCRT5000 IR reflector sensors positioned in a line. (more…)

Free Course: Control of Mobile Robots

Coursera is a social entrepreneurship company that partners with the top universities in the world to offer courses online for anyone to take, for free. One of the courses included in 2013 is "Control of Mobile Robots" by Magnus Egerstedt, a Professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. According to the course summary, you will learn how to make mobile robots move in effective, safe, and predictable ways, avoid collisions while reaching target locations, as well as dabble with robots that fly, or walk. Sounds pretty cool! The next…continue reading →

Project 1: Autonomous, Obstacle Avoiding Bot

Objectives:Build a robot that is capable of traversing across an obstacle course. The course is configurable to present at least 3 different routes. The Bot has to attempt crossing each of the 3 course setups. The winning Bot will be the one that has completed all 3 courses in the shortest time. (more…)