Mobile devices, such as tablets and smart-phones, are dramatically
increasing in popularity. This project controls a telepresence robot
via these growing technologies. However, the software and hardware
could easily be adapted to control a variety of other robots with
vastly different applications. The infrastructure is composed of an
Android tablet connected to a Freeduino, which is in turn connected
to the motors and servos of the robot. An Android application running
on the tablet is controlled remotely through a website.
Telo, a telepresence robot, built from scratch.
Freeduino, used to control Telo via tablet application.
Dan Barry and Jessie Hamelin constructing the servo part of Telo.