Artie

built by Leonardo F. Urbano

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Target Environment Locomotion Method
Indoors 3 Wheels
Sensors / Input Devices Actuators / Output Devices
3 IR Rangefinders
3 photo sensor
drive motors
2x20 LCD
6 sensor activation lights
Control Method Power Source
Autonomous Battery
CPU Type Operating System
BASIC Stamp None
Programming Lanuage Weight
BASIC 3 lbs
Time to build Cost to build
2 days $350
URL for more information
http://www.lurbano.com/artie.php
Comments
Artie is a flexible platform that was used for researching neural networks. Artie is a smaller version of the Edison robot in every way but with every identifiable bug worked out. Edison's brain was literally transplanted onto the Artie platform, which features a smaller servo drive system to save power and battery cost, an easy PC interface jack, a control box with LCD and function switches and a servo arm that can lift the entire sensor carriage up and down for locating hard-to-see obstacles.

Size - 10" x 10" x 8" at 3 pounds

Body - red-painted plywood and balsa base with 2 stackable layers

Electronics - 1 BASIC Stamp II microcontroller unit, 1 BASIC Stamp stretcher board 1 Scott Edwards Mini Serial Servo Controller, 3 Infrared Rangefinders, 3 photo-voltaic cadmium sulfide photo sensors, 1 2x20 character LCD, 2 9V batteries, 4 C batteries wired in parallel for drive motors, RJ11 programming port, and 6 sensor activation indicator lights.

Control System - neural network

For more pictures and more robots, visit the web site.

Email: lfu@drexel.edu

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