All-Terrain Rover

By Deepankar Maithani

This all-terrain vehicle is able to navigate over difficult environments. A complex servo system allows the treads to actuate in order to climb stairs. Like many robots, this rover uses XBee for wireless control, but Deepankar took the project one step further by equipping the robot with sensors.

Onboard the robot are temperature and gas sensors. Additionally, there is a camera that relays a live video feed into the GUI running on the user’s computer. The GUI shows, in real-time, the sensors values and other information. Users can even illuminate the camera’s view by activating a set of LED lights. The robot also logs data during the trip such as RPMs and distance traveled. After the robots trip, a CSV file is generated for analysis.

Click here to get more details about the project on Deepankar’s blog.