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Autonomous Rover - using Neato-XV11 LIDAR plus sharp infrared
It's been a while since I did any "robot" work.  I've been rather absorbed in my 3D Printer firmware. Read more
Navigates around by itself or you command it
Hi folks! Long time without publishing here, more than I wanted due to new job, country and many things. But let´s get into our topic: unboxing the BB-8 Sphero … Read more
Will hopefully drive autonomously powered by an IC engine
Using a
This is my project blog about creating a serial hybrid driven (RC glow engine -> BLDC generator -> LiPo battery -> 6 DC motors) 6WD autonomous vehicle.  Read more

PWM switch - autonomous boat with Raspberry Pi

Hello everyone! This is my first post.

Mega blocks - DRC seeker working...

Well.... I set myself the task of creating a robot that would learn an object then go and find it using vision....

Mission accomplished.... well, its probably not very robust but that's a problem for another day...

Today's task was the Mega Block challenge -  an area bordered by Mega Blocks (it's what the kids use and have quite detailed images on them that I can use as objects to find):

Mega blocks - DRC seeker working...

Well.... I set myself the task of creating a robot that would learn an object then go and find it using vision....

Mission accomplished.... well, its probably not very robust but that's a problem for another day...

Today's task was the Mega Block challenge -  an area bordered by Mega Blocks (it's what the kids use and have quite detailed images on them that I can use as objects to find):

Short post on Successful data out of OSLRF-01 Laser Range Finder

It's late and I'm going to bed. My eyes are blurry, and I've got a headache... but!!!

I'm getting reliable (for the most part) Distance readings out of the OSLRF-01 as evidenced here in my putty dump.  The "ACTUAL" distance to target was in fact 2.67m.  I've got a fairly consistent reflection or ghost at 0.67 and few more stragglers that I will work to filter, but I'm quite pleased.

I found this amazing tutorial that breaks down Path Planning so even *I* can understand it. I thought many of you might appreociate it and the other links I have … Read more
Autonomous navigation using vision
Using a
Well.... It may not be pretty... but it's fun to do... Trying to use the Raspberry Pi and its camera to navigate the room full of toddlers toys... The ultrasonic … Read more
Find its way around my room and clean it
Using a
Hello everybody! I have been working on a robot vacuumcleaner for a while now and i would like to share it with you. This project is my experience with robots but … Read more
Navigates around Autonomously with pre-programmed waypoints
Using a
After seering that many people like making their rc quad-copters/ helicopters and planes autonomous by use of gps guided flight controllers, i throught i would try … Read more
Navigates via 3 IR Switches, Plays "hide and go seek", makes semi-intelligent course corrections, gives audio and visual feedback via buzzer and lcd display, remote controlable
Using a
I built this robot as an all-around robot to jump start my way into Arduino. I self taught myself everything about this robot from code to hardware and have taken … Read more
Autonomously navigates rough terrain, later option for tele-operation
Using a
1-14-2014 Update: So it’s been a while since I updated, but progress has been made!         Read more
A very capable Robot, that can be remote controlled or rely on numerous sensors to be autonomous.
Using a
Autonomous Security Rover              by Arthur Gabanyi http://modern-robotics.com/ Read more

Wild Thumper Robot Controller: getting started autonomously

I'm a beginner in coding and I'm trying my best to work with the sample code, but now I've come to an impass. Can someone tell me what I'm doing wrong with this? http://pastebin.com/cFscTs6d 

I'm getting the error:

Wild_Thumper_Controller_Prototype.ino: In function 'void I2Cmode()':

Wild_Thumper_Controller_Prototype:357: error: a function-definition is not allowed here before '{' token

Autonomous 4wd1 sabertooth with Arduino Leonardo

Hello !

I am currently working on a project that has an objective of building an autonomous rover with the use of a sabertooth 2x12 and arduino uno or leonardo.So I have the following :

-sabertooth 2x12

-arduino uno & leonardo

-4wd1 rover

-IMU

Push other robots ouf of the ring
Using a
This is Perfected Titan, my minisumo for this years Robot-SM. It's main controller is an Atmega328 running at 16MHz. The two motors are controlled via an L298N … Read more
Drifting around and avoid collisions via ultrasound
Using a
Drifter is based on a cheap RC toy car I found at Toys'r'us, named 'Fast lane Monster Drift'.  I think it's the same model Frits has been used in an episode … Read more

MARS ROVER Autonomous Desert Roving Robot (Help Needed)

Autonomous Navigation Requirements

Guy's I'm completely new to this and just ordered my first prototype kit with the following components as a starting point.

1. Arduino UNO Rev3

2. Dagu Rover 5 4wd

3. Parallax PING

4. Motor shield kit

Developed for a university sumo bot contest, Push/flip other robots out of the ring
Using a
This Sumo Bot was designed, built, programmed and tested over a 12 week period for one of my final year engineering classes. The aim was to design and build a … Read more
Chases light source and avoids obstacles
Using a
I started 2 years ago with an autonomous rover that chases light and avoids obstacles. We're now 11 versions further and version 12 is almost ready! Eventually the … Read more
This robot was started when i was at faculty of Mechanical engineering and mostly as a time to kill between studying. Then i made few seminars regarding the … Read more

Salt and Pepper Robot

In the Shout Box Doug asked for a new robot idea and gave a list of material he has:

targetdg15: Anyway, I have an arduino, and three servos... any bot ideas out there?

Navigates via Infrared, and uses basic obstacle avoidance.
Using a
The video shows the robot in operation, notice that if it hits an obstacle that's just out of view and falls over onto it's back it actually turns itself off! This … Read more
Moobot Update 3, Oct. 1, 2012 (Version 1.12) I'm waiting on a mail order for a bunch of the electronics that will go into OddBot's motor controllers, but in the … Read more

Smart trashbin

Well, I only took a quick peek but this bot sure looks nifty. And if my assumption that the kinect is used as a sensor for the implied autonomous part of the project and it's not some guy off-camera controlling the trashbin then it's even niftier. (I'm too lazy to do any further verification :P)