of this project is to convert a remote-controlled Hummer
H2 into an autonomous robot that can navigate the
hallways of the O'Connell Technology Center (OCNL).
The robot will avoid obstacles (walls, people walking the hallways, stairs), store
a map of the second floor of the building, and take a limited set of
commands for completing tasks between rooms in that floor.
The Hummer is controlled by a gumstix connex 400xm
running Linux kernel 2.6.
Six Devantech SRF10 Ultrasonic Range Finders will be used for proximity detection.
The SRF10 is accurate to the centimeter and works on a range from 4-5 cm out to 6m.
OCNL Hallway Hummer video archives:
- Left wall-hugging algorithm test/demo
(15.6MB; April 27, 2007)
This project is a lead-in/prorotype to an equally difficult and ambitious project:
The ISL Electric ATV SAR Robot ...