STBot - Surveillance and Telepresence
This is my currently on-going project. Basic concept is a robot having telepresence and independent surveillance capabilities.
It has Arduino-board handling all the low-level stuff, motors and sensors. Arduino is connected to Asus eee-pc which handles intelligent decision and telepresence stuff, wi-fi and so on. The pc runs probably java-software which commands arduino.
Idea is to have two modes, one being independent roaming and surveillance and when spotting a human, maybe send alert to somebody. Second mode is remote control via wireless connection, a human could control the bot and see and hear everything using client application which connects to the bot through internet.
Quite beginning stages, currently I have motors and batteries attached and also pan-tilt-webcam. I'll update when there's something new to show. Don't fully know how this is going to look when finished, planning as I go :)
Here you can see the insides, very prototype-stages. Motors, batteries, Arduino, MD22 motor controller and breadboard:
Close-up of the pan-tilt-camera: