Autonomous Rover Roams The Halls

[ESylin] built an autonomous rover that roams the vacant halls of his school. On the hood of the vehicle he’s mounted two Maxbotix sonar sensors that do a great job of keeping the vehicle centered in the hallway. It will follow a wall around a corner (favoring its left side because of the left-facing sensor) and it will stop to correct itself if it gets off course. That’s because when you’re not driving a dsPIC33 is, with a Traxxas XL-5 speed controller and a hobby servo for steering. But this little guy hasn’t lost all his pep. Manual control and be switched on from from an R/C controller so you can burn up the floor tiles. Take a look at the demo after the break, with the manual control demo shown at about 4:10.

11 thoughts on “Autonomous Rover Roams The Halls

  1. willy, it does has some code to deal with dead ends. it takes measurements when it comes to a stop. It will work its way out of a dead end or corner.

    the speed unfortunately was regulated by the update speed of the sonar sensors. I tried going faster, but it didn’t end well.

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