Print ISSN: 1681-6900

Online ISSN: 2412-0758

Keywords : Wireless Control

Practical Application and Construction for Mobile Robot

Mohamed Jasim Mohamed; Mustaffa waad Abbas

Engineering and Technology Journal, 2013, Volume 31, Issue 14, Pages 2727-2745

This paper describes the construction of a rover mobile robot which is used to
follow the resultant optimal path from the global path planning technique. A remote
computer is used to control the motion of the mobile robot and to upload the data of
the path wirelessly. The control (positioning and directing) of the robot is based on the
readings of two wheel encoders. The current direction and position of the robot are
calculated relatively to its previous direction and position. The control algorithm is
capable to move the mobile robot in order to follow a certain path. The software of the
control algorithm is executed using PIC microcontroller. To prove the efficiency of the
control algorithm, this algorithm applied on the constructed mobile robot to move it in
real world environment between different start and end points. The constructed mobile
robot shows that it can follow the required path and reach the target within specified
error percent.