Goals and Audience:
- Development of a low cost energy harvesting systems for low energy consumption mobile robot platforms, in which several energy harvesting solutions can be tested. One of the main goals of this proposal is to introduce robotics students to energy harvesting and energy management techniques by supplying them with a very low cost robotics platform that they can build themselves;
- Development of a simple mobile platform, with low energy consumption, low power wireless communication capabilities (using Bluetooth LE for instance) and sensor integration;
- The platform is intended to be used by undergraduate students with some level of programming and electronics skills and to validate the energy harvesting modules.
- A software library to control the robot and get information from it was developed and published on mbed online platform. Library functions documentation was also published on mbed.
Further information at:
MiniExplorer - Robot Manual
Mobile Robot (SRRM) - Quick Guide
Mobile Robot - Poster