I am trying to convert my radio controlled car into a robot.
Aim: The car has to travel to a given location.
Angle and distance will be specified with respect to its
I will attach a small camera to the car, and output of the
camera will be received by the computer. The computer will
do the image processing. Image data will be decoded, and
information of what is in front of the car will be
identified (I dont know how to do it yet...).
After image processing, best path will be determined. If
there is no obstruction in front of the car, the car will
go straight... and so on.
After the move of the car is determined, I will use the
serial port connections attached to the remote control of
the car to make the move.
This task can be divided into three steps.
ia) image input and processing
ib) Storing image information in a data structure
iia) Getting image information from the data structute
iib) Identifing the best move
iic) Storing move information in a data structure
iiia) Getting move information from the data structure
iiib) Implementing the move
Eye for robot = camera input + image processing
Brain for robot = program/software
Robot action = digital logic circuit + machine