Awesome 3-Sensor Mini-Sumo Robot!

Check out this incredible teeny robot I saw on RobotCafe. The builder managed to cram three sensor systems (line-following light sensors, sonar, and vision) onto a bot that’s miniscule. To give you an idea of the size, that’s a 9-volt battery above the sonar unit. The camera is hacked from the GameBoy camera add-on. It can even pan, thanks to a micro-servo motor. There are three servo motors on this thing: two standard HiTec servos for the drive wheels, and one mini for the camera. The controller is the 68332-based Mini Robo-Mind, programmed in GNU C.

I’m hoping to contact the builder to get more details. I’d love to know more about the control program he coded, and especially, how he uses the camera data.

BTW: If you’ve read my book, all of the above should make perfect sense to you. If you haven’t read my book, what the heck is wrong with you? Buy it, read it, act like you know what you’re talking about (just like I do!).