WiFi controlled Arduino-bot

This little robot was built very quickly thanks to the rapid prototyping capabilities of the Arduino. It uses a WiShield 1.0 from AsyncLabs to connect to a wireless network for control via a TCP connection. The body and wheels are wood, with a servo for each motor and a third used to scan a range finder from side to side. We’ve embedded a triad of demo videos after the break that take you through the various feature development of this platform. You’ll see control via a hacked Zipit, as well as joystick control. There’s also a couple of stages of autonomous movement where the distance information comes into play.

Zipit control:

Improved autonomy:

Joystick control:

9 thoughts on “WiFi controlled Arduino-bot

  1. Is that a force feedback joystick? why not use the feature? maybe attach Wii Motion+ to robot then the bumps can be felt in the joystick

  2. WoW! Thats really kewl Navic! I’ll have to send you some neat “parts” I found layin around & Build that guy a shell.

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