Speaking of mobile platforms, you might come up with ideas such as line tracking, obstacle avoidance, anti-dropping, environment monitoring, etc. The project for today, is a robot that follows an object . We have seen how we can avoid an obstacle, but at times it is necessary to follow an obstacle. The basic function of this robot is simple: it follows you. It goes forward as you go forward; goes backward as you go backward; turns left/right as you turn left/right. When you stop moving, it stops as well.
Step 1 – Your amazing innovations box, WitBlox and the model robot is all that you would need for this project. Take out the battery, power, In out expansion, motor drivers and IR sensing modules
Step 2 – Here we use power block as the source of energy along with battery, IR sensor as Input and Driver with Motors as output.
Step 3 – We have used two range sensors to identify the moving direction of object. There can be more too. By sensing the object, the robot will activate the two motors and start following it.
Step 4 – Build it and make it follow you to see it working, head over to our YouTube channel.
Take the Obstacle following robot to the park along with you. So now you will have a robotic pet with you wherever you go. Try modifying it and let us know about it.