Mobile Robot Projects

See the lower half of the projects page for a list of active projects.

As it turns out building a Robot is complicated, one of the many challenges of building a working robot is achieving a satisfactory level of many full time disciplines, including but not limited to: mechanics and materials, electronics and power, software and communication, these are just high level disciplines, each of these categories involves many specialties.

Here are Some Interesting and Active Projects

The list that follows represents the active mobile robot projects. There are a lot of ways to follow along or get involved. Interested in electronics and power? Want to develop better steering mechanics, interested in software communications, vision processing or machine learning?

Follow or Get Involved

The Mobile Robot Project is really a gathering of some very interesting and moderately complex sub-projects. I certainly can’t do this all myself, so I strongly encourage you to get involved!

Even if that does mean, just giving some advice from the trenches!

April 20, 2020
December 1, 2019
This is an overview of the process I use when I need to create a front end for an MVP. This is the best combination of professional design and being able to quickly iterate with a small team.
May 24, 2019
Red Eye manages streams of videos from cameras like the Raspberry Pi appropriate for real time navigation, storage and replay.
May 15, 2019
Skid Steering is probably the simplest form of steering a vehicle, both its mechanics and software are very simple and a great place to jump in and get our feet oily.
April 22, 2019
The control station is where the robot will come to refuel and reload applications, it also manages off vehical cloud controls, including compute, storage networking.
April 3, 2019
This is it
August 22, 2018
The first Robot I build, like many others used an Arduino Motor Controller, our first robots used Arduino Motor Controllers. We use them as dedicated output devices used to control voltage sent to motors, where as controls run on a Master Controller.
May 5, 2018
Boy do I gotta lotta learn. This control systems is pretty serious stuff! I'll have to learn some of this stuff to incorporate back into our driving algorithms.
April 2, 2018
March 14, 2018
A quick discussion of the differences between the Arduino and Raspberry Pi and how they fit into the MBR Architecture.
February 3, 2018
IP Multicast is a seldom used but very useful mechanism for groups of machines to communicate. I will cover the basics of IP multicast in this document.
January 1, 0001