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|Target Environment||Locomotion Method|
|Sensors / Input Devices||Actuators / Output Devices|
|Micro switch bumper||modified Hitec HS-422 servos|
|Control Method||Power Source|
|CPU Type||Operating System|
|Time to build||Cost to build|
|a few weeks||$150|
|URL for more information|
|Explorer is an autonomous mobile robot. It is programmed to randomly move, turn and sleep. The robot has a mechanical bumper sensor that detects obstacles (left/right/front).
Chassis: Aluminium plate and steel rods.
The bumper sensor has been the most difficult problem to solve so far. I experimented with a lot of different types, but I finally settled with an aluminium plate and micro switches.
For more details and pictures & see my site.