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|Target Environment||Locomotion Method|
|Sensors / Input Devices||Actuators / Output Devices|
2 IR-choppers (wheel rotation)
ultrasonic proximity detector
|2 geared DC motors
|Control Method||Power Source|
|CPU Type||Operating System|
|Intel 80x86||custom designed kernel|
|Time to build||Cost to build|
|N/A||about dfl 200,- (US$100)|
|URL for more information|
|Snuf is a simple autonomous mobile robot constructed of mainly second-hand components. It's aim is gathering small blocks, and bring them to a predefined place in the room.
(Snuf is Dutch for sniff, sniffing)
Short technical description of Snuf.
Building Snuf itself was not a big deal, most of the effort was put in developing the i386 board (including a programming device for GAL's), and developing the software-basics for downloading and booting Win32 programs. I encountered a lot of problems in this area, mainly because of the fragmented and incomplete documentation on parts and software. Now this work is done, I'm focussing on an object oriented controlling system for Snuf.