Line-Following Robot

Role | Mechanical Engineer
Team Size | 4 M.E. Students
Duration | 4 weeks
Class | Mechatronics, Rowan University Fall 2016
Challenge | Design and fabricate a robotic car that could complete 3 tasks: navigate a course using a remote control, autonomously navigate a known course, and autonomously navigate an unknown course
Software | SolidWorks, Arduino (C++)
Fabrication Tools | Lasercutter

To complete this project, we had to design the car chassis, hardware, and software.  We used the lasercutter to create customized sensor mounts, infrared sensors to detect the black line of the course, potentiometers to create a remote control for the car, and an Arduino to program the robot’s movement.