Autopilot Project with Unmanned Robot

Seckin B., Ayan T., GERMEN E.

International Symposium on Robotics and Intelligent Sensors (IRIS), Kuching, Malaysia, 4 - 06 September 2012, vol.41, pp.958-964 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 41
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.proeng.2012.07.269
  • City: Kuching
  • Country: Malaysia
  • Page Numbers: pp.958-964
  • Keywords: unmanned mobile robot, GPS navigation techniques, intelligent algorithms, wireless communication, image processing
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


Mobile robot is an important figure during the search and rescue application after the natural diseases such as earthquakes, fire, flooding. In the disaster areas, searching the sign of living bodies or investigating the ruins have critical roles in life saving. In most cases this operation is done remote controlled mobile robots. In this project a prototype of full featured robot has been developed in order to track the signs of lives in disaster areas. This mobile robot navigates through a planned route, avoiding from obstacles. During the navigation, it is capable of sending images of camera mounted on the robot where user can observe and track the environment. The GPS (Global Positioning System) module, infrared sensor. webcam, magnetometer, microcontroller and single board computer help routing and tracking processes. The host computer and mobile robot communicates through wireless channel. This paper presents the hardware and the software parts of this robot. (C) 2012 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd. Selection and/or peer-review under responsibility of the Centre of Humanoid Robots and Bio-Sensor (HuRoBs), Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi MARA.