Robot Driving System and Sensors Implementation for a Mobile Robot Capable of Tracking a Moving Target
이동물체 추적 가능한 이동형 로봇구동 시스템 설계 및 센서 구현

Ho Jun Myeong, Dong Hwan Kim
2013 Journal of the korean society of manufacturing technology engineers  
Article history: This paper proposes a robot driving system and sensor implementation for use with an education robot. This robot has multiple functions and was designed so that children could use it with interest and ease. The robot recognizes the location of a user and follows that user at a specific distance when the robot and user communicate with each other. In this work, the robot was designed and manufactured to evaluate its performance. In addition, an embedded board was installed with
more » ... was installed with the purpose of communicating with a smart phone, and a camera mounted on the robot allowed it to monitor the environment. To allow the robot to follow a moving user, a set of sensors combined with an RF module and ultrasonic sensors were adopted to measure the distance between the user and the robot. With the help of this ultrasonic sensors arrangement, the location of the user couldbe identified in all directions, which allowed the robot to follow the moving user at the desired distance. Experiments were carried out to see how well the user's location could be recognized and to investigate how accurately the robot trackedthe user, which eventually yielded a satisfactory performance.
doi:10.7735/ksmte.2013.22.3.607 fatcat:qmknuochanhytj5alcsswdugue