Practical Application and Construction for Mobile Robot


This paper describes the construction of a rover mobile robot which is used tofollow the resultant optimal path from the global path planning technique. A remotecomputer is used to control the motion of the mobile robot and to upload the data ofthe path wirelessly. The control (positioning and directing) of the robot is based on thereadings of two wheel encoders. The current direction and position of the robot arecalculated relatively to its previous direction and position. The control algorithm iscapable to move the mobile robot in order to follow a certain path. The software of thecontrol algorithm is executed using PIC microcontroller. To prove the efficiency of thecontrol algorithm, this algorithm applied on the constructed mobile robot to move it inreal world environment between different start and end points. The constructed mobilerobot shows that it can follow the required path and reach the target within specifiederror percent.