The purpose of this volume is to encourage and inspire the continual invention of robot manipulators for science and the good of humanity. The concepts of artificial intelligence combined with the engineering and technology of feedback control, have great potential for new, useful and exciting machines. The concept of eclecticism for the design, development, simulation and implementation of a real time controller for an intelligent, vision guided robots is now being explored.
This is a project book on building small robots. Each robot utilizes the PICmicro
series of microcontrollers from Microchip Technologies Inc. for intelligence, navigation,
motor control, and sensory readings. By changing the microcontroller
programming and sensory electronics we can create a zoo of robots that includes
(neural) robots, hexapod and bipedal walkers, and
artificial vision systems that can track and follow objects.
Each robot project has something to teach....
This practical has been established to provide the microcontroller course at the
Vienna University of Technology with an autonomous robot. The robot should be
programmed by students participating in this course. The goal of this practical is
to develop a working prototype suitable for teaching purposes.
Line following is the ability of an autonomous robot to follow a line marked along
the floor. This primary objective should be accomplished in the least amount of
When they hear the word ‘robot’, many people immediately think of the R2-D2 or the
robots of the film I, Robot. These are robots similar to humans in some ways, but not in
all. There are many kinds of robot, one major group being the mobile robots, sometimes
called mobile platforms. Examples of mobile robots include the human-like robots
mentioned above and a wide range that mimic animals. Some walk about on six legs, like
insects, and others jump around like frogs.