Augmented control for mobile robot using PocketPC
This research presents a design of an augmented control for a mobile robot using PocketPC via wireless communication under the Microsoft Windows Mobile operating system. The system is specially designed for nonexpert users to control the robot using softkey command, touch screen speed control, and fully graphic display for sensor fusion. The computer server combines augmented data of sensors with video streaming and sends data packet to PocketPC. Furthermore, target tracking and distance estimation with single camera are implemented. The system is also able to detect human movement using image processing. Moreover, fuzzy system is implemented to enhance the performance of robot for obstacle avoidance. The results indicate that the proposed system assists user to control a mobile robot more effectively and intuitively.