Development of autonomous line-following soccer robots

A. A. Shafie, M. F. Alias, M. H. Ali

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Abstract

The main objective of this project is to build an autonomous microcontroller-based mobile robot for a local robot soccer competition. The black competition field is equipped with white lines to serve as the guidance path for competing robots. Two prototypes of soccer robot embedded with the Basic Stamp II microcontroller have been developed. Two servo motors are used as the drive train for the first prototype whereas the second prototype uses two DC motors as its drive train. To sense the lines, lightdependent resistors (LDRs) supply the analog inputs for the microcontroller. The performances of both prototypes are evaluated. The DC motor-driven robot has produced better trajectory control over the one using servo motors and has brought the team into the final round.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)562-564
Number of pages3
JournalWorld Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology
Volume56
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1 2009

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Keywords

  • Differential drive
  • Line following
  • Obstacle detection
  • Soccer robot

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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