deimos-projectThis project consists of three basic elements. The first one is a mobile robot (Deimos) which is an explorer in search of danger so that it can advertise people of a mission to be careful and do not take unnecesary risks. The second and third elements of this project are an arms gesture detection system, and an smartphone, respectively. This last two elements can help us to drive our goo friend Deimos.
This project is solving the Sensor Yourself challenge. Description
At first, space is full of elements that can affect people who is up there (or down?). Deimos is designed for exploration. There are several sensors included in it, such as:
- Humidity and
- UV radiation
This way we can sense the environment and make some advertisings to the persons in that mission
Deimos is equipped with a clamp, so it can take some soil samples or even give support in a maintenance mission in which is not so able for a person to do it.
We have considered the energy factor in our robot. Deimos has a solar cell so this way it is energy self-sufficient and it can charge its batteries in case it is necessary, using solar energy.
The two ways to drive Deimos are:
Via smartphone. This way we can watch over in real time the data that is sending our robot with a great GUI. Here we can also see warnings about some toxic element or dangerous levels of a certain component that Deimos can detect.
Via arms gesture system. This is a new way to drive our robot, and here we can use an accelerometer, a gyroscope and a button in each one of our hands, so when we make a gesture with our hands Deimos can carry out a certain action, such as navigate or use the clamp. This is very helpful when a precise and careful task is needed, so we can also carry out a task without being exposed to a potential risk.
License: MIT license (MIT)