Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Voice controlled robot controlled by an Android phone

Voice controlled robot controlled by an Android phone: "

[Jeff] sent in a build of a voice controlled robot he just finished based on the Android ADK and an iRobot Create.

The robot is able to obey voice commands telling it where to go. Currently the robot responds to forward, reverse, left, right, stop, and ‘whistle while you work.’ It’s a creative use of the Android ADK with some obvious applications, but this project really shines with the write up on instructables. It’s rare that we’ve seen a project so well documented; it’s a great project for someone who wants to get their feet wet in the world of robotics.

[Jeff]‘s write up goes through the steps of hooking up the ADK board to iRobot and providing all the electronic necessities. [Jeff] graciously provided the code for his robot if anyone would like to add to his project.

The ultimate goal [Jeff] is currently working towards is something akin to a TurtleBot, while keeping the voice control of the robot. In all, a very nice project.

Saturday, 2 July 2011

RF Transceivers


Long time without news, I'm sorry!
But now i'm fully ready to begin the development of my swarm of iRobots!

Today I will talk about the cheap RF transceivers I found at sparkfun (http://www.sparkfun.com/products/9582).
They are FM transceiver with configurable frequency bandwitch, SPI interface, internal FIFO (very small, but very useful). Right now I'm programming the eLua software to test them:

Here I'm using the STM32 kit to talk with two RFM12 (one on each SPI port) they will simply echo each other as a test application.
I will create soon a GITHub Repo to share the code of this post and futures ones!