The goal of this project was to equip a robot with the
ability to roam around an area and create a “map” of where there are obstacles
and where it is free to travel, then to provide the robot with the ability to
travel to a user defined position on this created map. Our obstacles of
focus are the walls of narrow corridors creating simple “mazes”. After
creating such a map, the robot would be able to travel to any area of open
space on its own.These systems are very
much helpful to survey an area where access to human is very much difficult and
risky.. This has got a huge set of applications from home to industry. This has
a multitude of applications from bomb disarming robots to rovers that will navigate
the surface of other planets
Design of a micro controller based mobile robot system which
moves in a certain area and finds out the obstacles in the area (Their position
and size). Different algorithms can be implemented on the system by just changing
the software and there by test the performance for different algorithms.
For implementation, we started with a grid of white lines
guiding the robot (which will be removed later) on the black background. Robot
has IR sensing circuit which helps in the navigation of robot along the lines.
There may be some obstacles present at junctions.