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Remote Control of a Mobile Robot for Indoor Patrol

Department of Communications, Navigation and Control Engineering, National Taiwan Ocean University, 2 Pei-Ning Road, Keelung 20224, Taiwan
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Academic Editors: Chien-Hung Liu, Cheng-Chi Wang and Chih Jer Lin
Appl. Sci. 2016, 6(3), 82;
Received: 29 November 2015 / Revised: 14 February 2016 / Accepted: 25 February 2016 / Published: 15 March 2016
This study applies smartphone, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi wireless network to control a wheeled mobile robot (WMR) remotely. The first part of this study demonstrates that the WMR can be controlled manually by a smartphone. The smartphone can remotely control the WMR for forward, backward, left-turn, and right-turn operations. The second part of this article presents object tracking. The WMR can follow a moving object through the use of image processing for object tracking and distance detection. In the third part, infrared sensor and fuzzy system algorithms are integrated into the control scheme. Through wall-following and obstacle-avoidance control, the WMR can successfully perform indoor patrol. View Full-Text
Keywords: fuzzy control; obstacle avoidance; wireless communications; image processing fuzzy control; obstacle avoidance; wireless communications; image processing
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Juang, S.-Y.; Juang, J.-G. Remote Control of a Mobile Robot for Indoor Patrol. Appl. Sci. 2016, 6, 82.

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