Logic Open File Report
- Base Robot Complete
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levels of the robot are now installed, with each level sporting
fully functional electronics. THIS is the base Vision Logic robot
I will be using for all future robotic vision experiments. The
robot is about 9 inches wide, and about that tall. Each level
has a designated function. The bottom base level for example
is the drive motors, 12v rechargeable gel cell battery, and wheels.
It also contains a fully functional 5 section bumper switch array
for normal movement in unpredictable environments.
The second level
is the processor board, number two of three custom made robot
boards I designed, for use with a PIC16F877a processor. It contains
all the control for the robot. Currently, the base program is
the converted software from the entire PicBot II series on bumper
logic. The robot in other words has about the most intelligence
you can pack into a bumper controlled robot, the result of the
four month long Bumper Logic program. The center level also now
contains a new device - an SP03 text to speech processor with
speaker. This will for the very first time allow this robot or
any other I have made to TALK. Im hoping Ill be able to use it
to describe what it is seeing, without having to always look
at the LCD.
The top level is
the experiment pallet. It now contains an illuminated serial
LCD display for indicating numerical values and status. All the
vision experiments will be mounted on this top plate to guide
the robot in its assigned task.
view of the robot ready for action. Currently it can roam around
autonomously, and escape nearly any condition it bumps into.
This will be the background basic program running, just in case
the vision experiment goes awry!
|| Here IVe opened the "hood".
The top plate hinges upward like this to make the main board
easily accessible for programming and assembly. The square speaker
like box at the bottom is the speech engine. It is very sophisticated,
they do not make these anymore, and it is one of the last of