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What does it do?

controlled remotely, exploring the environment, transmitting a webcam lifestream

PiBot-B is a small mobile robot based on Raspberry Pi that moves on caterpillar tracks. A video live stream taken by a webcam is transmitted to an iPhone via WiFi. The vehicle can be controlled remotely with a simple iPhone web app. An 8x8 LED matrix built into the enclosure is used to display various operating conditions.

Planned next stage: If the robot is set into autonomous mode it moves on without external control. It then uses infrared and micro switch sensors to detect obstacles and it will avoid them independently by appropriate maneuvers.

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413 grams

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