AMiRo – Autonomous Mini Robot for Research and Education

  • Stefan Herbrechtsmeier
  • Ulrich Rückert
  • Joaquin Sitte

Abstract

This paper describes the motivation, system architecture and design details of a mini robot for research and education. The main objective is to produce a set of electronic modules for sensor processing, actuator control and cognitive processing that fully utilise currently available electronics technology for the construction of mini robots capable of rich autonomous behaviours. These modules are used for the two wheeled AMiRo mini robot that meets the size requirements for participation in the AMiRESoT robot soccer league. All mechanical parts for the robot are off-the-shelf components or can be fabricated with common drilling, turning and milling machines. The connection between the modules is well defined and supports standard interfaces from parallel camera capture interfaces down to simple serial interfaces.

Keywords

Controller Area Network Cognition Module Module Architecture Power Monitor Digital Clock Management 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stefan Herbrechtsmeier
    • 1
  • Ulrich Rückert
    • 1
  • Joaquin Sitte
    • 2
  1. 1.Center of Excellence Cognitive Interaction TechnologyBielefeld UniversityBielefeldGermany
  2. 2.Queensland University of TechnologyBrisbaneAustralia

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