Cellphone Based Robot

Posted by on May 20, 2012 · 1 min read

For my final project in Introduction to Electrical Engineering, my group created a robot that used an android handset as its processor. The robot was able to receive instructions through the cellphone’s data service and also stream back video from the phone’s camera.

I chose to use a cellphone as the base of the robot over the more conventional choices of a micocontroller or a full computer because cellphones are already optimized for mobility and come with standard technologies that are extremely applicable for robotics. A standard phone comes with a fast processor, a cellular data connection, GPS, a camera, an accelerometer, and most importantly a long battery life.