Conference Paper

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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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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    • "However, these IR sensors have three drawbacks, they can sense only between two contrasting colors, they are easily affected by ambient light and the sensor must be close to the line. Besides, the led photo cell sensor is affected with sun light or ambient light also its error detection is huge (Pakdaman et al., 2010). Thus, there is an urge to use image processing techniques to accomplish this task. "

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    • "The proposed controller shows a better performance when compared with other controllers. Pakdaman (2010) present an investigation involving the technical and mechanical issue and problem regarding the TABAR line follower robot which is used for Tabarize line follower robot competition. Mata (2012) presents a mathematical model of two wheel differential drive model and shows how zero turning radius is obtained by only bidirectional movement. "
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    • "Almost all the line follower robots, whose are previously implemented have a limitation that they can only follow either black line on a white surface and vice versa [1] and [18]. A color line follower robot is depicted in [20] which is partially autonomous. "
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