The smart water surface vehicle is a work-class prototype which we have designed and built and it is targeted towards an autonomous operation with biological area data logging as its major objective. We embedded the vehicle with active propulsion, which functions in combination with the waterproof obstacle detection system present on the robot. This helps the robot stay away from the bank of a water body. The robot is equipped with a data logger that gathers the GPS coordinates, temperature, satellite data as well as the altitude of the water body. This robot uses a hybrid remote communication system that operates over the Internet. This enables the user to control the propulsion system of the robot from a remote location with the aid of a video feed from the onboard high definition camera. The robot is fitted with a secondary high definition water proof camera, which gives the real time underwater footage of the water body over WLAN within a radius of 100m from it. This robot was successfully tried out in a water pool and the GPS coordinates, temperature and satellite data were logged onto an SD card. The propulsion system of the robot is working right and it can prevent the robot from running into the bank. We obtained good resolution video feeds from the onboard cameras over the Internet and could control it remotely.
|Commitee:||Ary, James, Shankar, Praveen|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 55/05M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Electrical engineering, Robotics|
|Keywords:||GPS water surface vehicle, Marsh Roomba, Water surface|
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