Create a robot that can learn paths and lead humans on tours of those paths.
- XBee controller
- Motor with encoder
- Infrared sensor
- 7.2 volt battery
The robot tour guide is a teachable device that can learn how to navigate a series of paths by encoding the input data from an XBee remote controller. In path-learning mode, during which the robot navigates via remote control, the robot records the user’s navigation commands and stores that information as a path (relative to a set starting position). In the autonomous tour-guiding mode, the user selects a stored path from a software interface and then follows the robot as it travels to the specified destination. The robot is also equipped with an infrared sensor to detect and avoid obstacles.