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So I followed the line

September 25, 2011 Leave a comment

It’s always good to see state-of-the-art related work prior to building something. Although the line-follower is a remake project, I don’t want to just redo all the work I did before without peaking into what roboteers 7 years later have done. There are lot’s out there but I chose one really cool video an yet to be tuned PID-based design.

This is a really compact design with front and rear sensors. What’s interesting is the dual drive motor design it has. Oh, and it’s motor chassis is CNC milled custom.

Of course, at the end of the day what I am thinking of is what kind of application will be suitable for such a line sensitive robot. It seems to me that this thing can be used as an automated floor cleaner or wax applier or vacuum cleaner that can easily be incorporated into floor patterns say in restaurants, theme parks and yes even malls. The fact that customers see robots cleaning up the place makes the place an attraction. Maybe more later.

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