Overview: The aim of Project FollowBot was to build an autonomous robot that could follow a person around a house. We wanted to build a prototype while investigate current autonomous robot tracking technologies and limitations. An autonomous tracking robot could have many uses, including: Search and rescue. Following you with your luggage through an airport. […]
We’re proud to be part of the 88th Annual Mudgeeraba Show on the 25th & 26th of June. Come on down and check us out. We’ll have some robots and electronics on display along with information about our group and projects. We will be in the pavilion along Worongary Road up near the woodchopping area: […]
A great evening at TechSpace! HackerGrant Demonstrations: We had four project demonstrations tonight: IVAN (In Vehicle Alert & Notification System ): Demonstration of an alarm that goes off if you are approaching a bridge that is to low for your vehicle or trailer. Robot Arm: Sub-milimeter accuracy with this DIY robot arm. It will be playing […]
A nice base was created for Project Armed, providing power and a nice counter balance for the arm to operate.
FollowBot is now moving forward and backwards, tracking the object size and decided what to do. Good progress! And it now has a bumper bar to prevent sore ankles 🙂
Added a bumper bar to the FollowBot while it is learning to drive. Also wide angle lens allows the Raspberry Pi to see better and track faster moving objects.
Just connected a 2-axis servo mount for the camera. Now the eye can track objects independently of the moving robot base. Good fun!