Collaborative Exploration with. Challenges of Robotics. 3. 4. 5. 2. Future Objectives. Exploration. 6. 1. Beacon Robot. Beacon Robot. Autonomous Robots. Project Overview.
Challenges of Robotics
The aim of this project has been to program Lego Mindstorms robots to autonomously explore an area they know nothing about. The Lego Mindstorms hardware includes the standard RCX brick (pictured on the right) and a number of sensors including light, touch, temperature and rotation sensors to use as we see fit.
The challenge was to discover how to use the sensors and the RCX brick to the best of their ability and to produce a meaningful explorative algorithm despite the limitations of the hardware. The next step has been to use three robots collaborating to explore more robustly.