I will post something more thorough next week, but I wanted to get some pictures and a video up for the robot I’ve been working on.
The robot was inspired by the Sparkfun IOIO: a great little board that allows you to merge the world of Android phones with the world of hobby electronics. The result? A relatively cheap robotics platform with a huge range of possibilities.
Currently the robot has two modes: a manual control mode and an autonomous, obstacle-avoidance mode. In manual mode you simply tell the motors to go forward, backwards, left or right. In obstacle-avoidance mode the robot will move forward until an obstacle is detected, at which point it will execute an “evasive maneuver” to clear the obstacle, and continue as before.