Design and Fabrication of an Autonomous Line Follower Robot Capable of Picking and Dropping Objects from One Point to Another
Majau, Agriphina Mugure
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Robot becomes widely used in industries due to their characteristics. Robot is able to work in 24 hours continuously without feeling tired unlike human that confine to certain time. The cost to setup the robot nowadays becomes more affordable and their long term prospect is bright judging from their capacity to perform. But in reality, there is no robot able to function perfectly and without making errors. A better controller is needed, to allow the robot performs efficiently and make less error. This research try to implement arduino duemilanove ATmega 328 controller on mobile robot to establish whether the robot perform efficiently. This mobile robot has a line tracking module, arm and gripper, where it will follow the track made from white line, pick and drop object. This is an area where the arduino duemilanove ATmega algorithms is implemented, the robot has been able to follow the white line effectively and moving along the track smoothly while at the end of the track, picked, carried and dropped object to destination. All the robot objectives were achieved. The objectives included, constructing a program and uploading it to the microcontroller that was used to control the whole functionality of the robot. However, the recommendation is that, to avoid malfunctioning, steering mechanism should be well managed and more functionality of the system added in order to allow other operations like, sensing color, counting and tracking curving tracks.