AMiRo: A Mini Robot for Scientific Applications
The Autonomous Mini Robot (AMiRo) is a modular and extensible mini robot platform, designed for scientific research and education. Its decentralized architecture enables to easily add or remove functionalities as required for any application. A well defined physical and electrical interface offers the possibility to design new modules with minimal effort. The open-source software framework for the AMiRo is already growing, since the robot is commonly used for research, education, and competitions. Several demonstrations of the system are given, which present its capabilities. Starting with a fuzzy controller for line following, these demonstrations include remote controlling as well as an implementation of an artificial neural network running on the platform.
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