Remote-Controlled Balancing Robot. Raymond Engle Stanley Hanke. Overview. We will be developing a remote-controlled, self-balancing robot Wireless communications will be managed by the eBox Motor controls will be managed by the mbed with an H-bridge. Design Strategy.
Desktop computer will run a GUI program to connect to the eBox wirelessly
eBox will pass operator commands to the mbed via RS-232 serial
Linear shaft encoder and gyroscope is used to provide feedback to the mbed
Mbed microcontroller will use state-space integral control to determine corrective course of action
GUI interface running on a PC sends data packets containing commands over wifi to the eBox
Due to complexities of timing with the state-space controller, we are unsure whether the mbed has sufficient real-time requirements
Because of our unfamiliarity with networking in Windows CE, we are concerned that we will have difficulty establishing communications between the desktop and the eBox