Posted by: freesystem | February 23, 2008

New Project: Autonomous Search and Rescue Robot

This one is going to be interesting. I have actually been working on it for about 4 months now. It is a project for the Robo-Magellan contest. For those of you that have not heard of it its a very challenging challenge where your robot has 3 minutes to find a yellow traffic cone placed within 1000 feet of the starting cone. I would link you to the site, but appears to be down for now, so ill link you later. Anyway, my robot has two bump sensors in the front and back. It has a bipolar stepper motor with a Maxbotix sonar rangefinder and a CMU Camera on it. This allows for basic object avoidance and advanced object recognition. It is powered by an Atmel ATmega32. Also on board are two L293D Dual Half H-Bridge motor drivers, and a Maxstream Xbee Module. Ill post some pics tomorrow. Also, forgot to mention that I am using two continuous rotation servos for the drive train, and some VEX treads. It is a lot smaller then most of the robots I saw last year.



  1. This is really a brilliant concept .. i like this ..

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