Ziggy's goal in life is simply to dispense as many goodies to as many people as possible. Ziggy, the moving vending machine, will have a variety of behaviors designed to produce the overall goal of finding people or having people find Ziggy. To this end, Ziggy must be capable of following people, hearing sounds, and playing music (to get people's attention).
The mobile agent, Bot'arina, described in this report was built to explore the possibilities of the ability of a mobile agent to follow sound using only one directional microphone.
The author investigates a minimal sensor requirement for solid object acquisition and contouring for a mobile autonomous robot. Solid object acquisition is a superset of obstacle avoidance while contouring is a superset of wall-following behaviors
When completed, this robot will be capable of starting from a physical location, called base, and service several other locations, called stations, by stopping at those stations and allowing for equipment or material to be loaded.
The purpose of this project is to build a robot security guard. It must be capable of patrolling and area, detecting intruders, and approaching and following intruders.
Designing an Energy Managed Autonomous Agent is effectively dealt with by monitoring its battery level and changing its behavior accordingly. This is accomplished through the use of a voltage divider circuit, infrared LEDs, CdS cells, and software.
The agent incorporates collision-avoidance, straight-line, and berserking behaviors to achieve its specific application--to model an industrial-strength safety robot that safely removes strewn nails from a construction site.
The four main systems that make the robot, Thomas, capable of accomplishing the ultimate goal of Landmark Navigation are -- Expanded 68HC11 EVBU Board, DC Motor Actuation with Motor Encoders, Infra-Red Emitter/Detector Array, and Pan/Tilt Servo Head with Sonar Detector.
This (unavailable) progress report describes the early stages of the development of a vacuum cleaner robot prototype, both on hardware and software point of view.