Design Assignment 4: Robot’s communication—Visible & Invisible Signals

Assignment,Hardware,Sensors,Systems Thinking — Zhen Geng @ 11:32 am

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Originally based on Braitenberg vehicles ( Braitenberg, V. (1984). Vehicles: Experiments in synthetic psychology. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press), those robot drive their wheels according to the signal from the light sensors.

By adding the wireless communication, the robots can partly know each other’s information and change their movement and LED brightness to create visible signal. The wireless signal and the visible signal creates an feedback loop. Thus, by just applying each individual with simple rules  we can observe complex behaviors that presents by the collection.

PatrolBot Mark II by Steve Norris (2012)

OpenCV,Robotics,Sensors — Zhen Geng @ 1:28 pm

Steve Norris sets out to create an outdoor robot that would use all metal construction and include a suspension system. Being relegated to the great outdoors he also wanted to give it some harmless (but fun) defensive capabilities as well. In honor of it predecessor he is naming this robot PatrolBot Mark II. And with its suspension and defensive systems he now have a robot that can smooth out the bumps and kick butt all at the same time.Read more

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