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A line follower robot from design to implementation: Technical issues and problems

DOI: 10.1109/ICCAE.2010.5451881 Conference: Computer and Automation Engineering (ICCAE), 2010 The 2nd International Conference on, Volume: 1
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ABSTRACT The Line follower robot is a mobile machine that can detect and follow the line drawn on the floor. Generally, the path is predefined and can be either visible like a black line on a white surface with a high contrasted color or it can be invisible like a magnetic field. Therefore, this kind of Robot should sense the line with its Infrared Ray (IR) sensors that installed under the robot. After that, the data is transmitted to the processor by specific transition buses. Hence, the processor is going to decide the proper commands and then it sends them to the driver and thus the path will be followed by the line follower robot. TABAR is a line follower robot designed and tested in order to attend at Tabrize line follower robots competition. But it encounter with some technical and mechanical problems. In this Paper, we have illustrated the process of design, implementation and testing TABAR, a small line follower robot designed for the line follower robots competition. The technical and mechanical issues and problems also have investigated.

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