This is the start of what should be a long term RnD project experiment. The object of this project is to design a low cost robotic platform that we can use to experiment (see our application section) with. To start with, we are going to development a ...
This is the start of what should be a long term RnD project experiment. The object of this project is to design a low cost robotic platform that we can use to experiment (see our application section) with. To start with, we are going to development a autonomous robot capable of taking inputs from various external sensors including an on-board camera module. The robot will have a WIFI module which could potential be used to interact with its siblings, provide feedback to a master node or even a mean to re-program the robot via a bootloader. It will have a driver system that will allow it to move around its environment. It will also have on board battery which will allow it run untethered.
At a glance, this robot offer no new advancement with regard to the hardware. However, the main purpose of this robot is to provide a low cost platform with enough computing power to allow anyone to experiment with various software technique in a interactive environment. That said, we understand that their are alternative, cheaper solution that most people would be better off using. However, for the purpose of this project and our requirements, it makes more sense for us to develop our own platform that we have full control over.
Camera modules, Wifi modules, motors and Prototype board
Motor tear down
Robot 3D printed chassis (ABS)
Robot assembled chassis
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