Robot Algorithms

Our experiment consisted of programming three algorithms into the ER1 robot. These programs included a distance program, a program utilizing infrared sensors and a camera program with color and object recognition software. We then recorded how close, in meters, the robot stopped relative to a designated point in the Butcher Community Center hallways that we predicted it to reach. We ran the distance algorithm 15 times and calculated an average of 54.6 cm from the designated area. The infrared sensor algorithm did not work because of inconsistencies in environmental factors. The camera algorithm proved to be the most accurate because it reached the designated point every trial. This trial worked the best because it required human interaction and we could adjust the final position easily.

Research Done By:

Michael Claus
Lakeshore High School

Alan Mayer
Fraser High School

Andy Richard
Sterling Heights High School