Barney Mobot 2002
Barney is a mobile robot designed by Anthony Rowe and Alok Ladsariya for the 2002
mobot competition at Carnegie Mellon University. The purpose of mobot is to build
an autonomous self powered line following robot that can make decisions at
line splits. The competition is outdoors on sloped and rather uneven
terrain which greatly adds to the challenge.
This year we wanted to go for an all embedded approach which would
be simple to use, cheap and hopefully very robust. We decided to use
the CMUcam as our main sensor
and develop a custom board to handle the processing and motor control. Barney
came in first place after completing the course in 1 minute and 36 seconds.
Why a pink dinosaur with green glittery streaks you may ask? Lets
see what you think it looks like after three straight days of coffee powered
Last Modified: Aug
12, 2002 Anthony Rowe