Mobile robots use articulated chassis design for teaching mechatronics



hi I'm Lea Tesla with EE world and design world I'm here with her Bane Martinez from Texas A&M and with us we got four kind of interesting looking vehicles that are being is going to tell us a little bit of love her being these are kind of interesting versions of mobile technology what's the point of this project and what are we really looking at okay the point of this project we had a mission statement given to one of our classes in the electronic systems and engineering technology department at Texas A&M we had to basically find a cheap solution to travel from point A to point B using the ni mario technology and what the class basically did is that we came together and saw what modules that we can use in order to do the two monitors that we chose was a GPS module and basically an electronic compass to to navigate to tell us where we are on the globe and what direction we're facing and we use what's called the ASEP robot to basically take us from point A to point B interesting can you take us through a little bit of the technology on the robot itself sure so the robot contains the nmi really of course and is connected to a two channel pwm driver this PWM driver is actually able to support our support for motors we have both positive leads on two motors connected so that it could be input to one channel and then the same on the other side it practically drives like a tank outside of that it uses Wi-Fi to communicate wirelessly to a laptop and also the setup that we have here to an Xbox 360 controller being the suspension on this was a little bit interesting it's kind of like a monster I don't know what you might find on a monster truck and you tell us a little bit about that okay well aside from wanting to be able to dominate any other robot out here the suspension is actually what's called the articulated suspension area meaning if I were to take the leg in the front and push it up the legs in the back would go down and so this is basically to simplify the mechanical aspect of it so that if it is going uphill the entire robot would actually shift in that direction rather than it just moving forward at the same angle but allowing the wheels to move causing stress on the on the joints it and what's the next step what are going to do next with this so the next step would actually be we could include vision processing on it to actually see where we are we could add encoders on it to having more accurate fix of how far we've been traveling but I believe that the next step would be to increase the range at which we are able to communicate with such as using a GSM or some longer range Wi-Fi than half of what so it sounds like a fun project being that the carry headphone hood it was it was excellent great thanks thanks

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  1. Gamers Club said:

    good invention

    May 22, 2019
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