I recently built a robot for a project now i would like to convert a simple rc robot into a person following and object avoidance robot.
Let me explain. I would like my robot to follow me around a workshop with a tray with many of my tools. I know it may sound just like laziness but to be honest i bet there is more than enough effort put into making this robot intelligent.
I have come up with some ideas so far.
1. infa red scanner with be able to track body heat radiating off my body this will allow the robot to following me. (don't worry i am on my own in the workshop so there is no one else to follow any way if needs be i could add a unique RFID tag ID that would assign to my body signature.)
2. The robot is big and therefore will need to have object avoidance built in to the system. I was thinking on using a set of ultrasonic sensors to produce a histogram of the surroundings and help map a area of less resistance.
3. The control board. Well here is the good news I can use anything a arduino, a computer, a raspberry pi and even a pic. The only key control factor is that there needs to be a out put for the controlling of the motors.
The motors are controlled through a set of two servo set up over a crisscross pattern on the joystick that control the motors.
Below is a picture of the robot as it stands now :
Please could you help me work this out.