The first project on this blog will be my autonomous rover called FreeRover. It’s goal is just to drive around and avoid obstacles. I know, it has been done before and it has been done better. 

The setup of this NXT robot is different from most I have seen around. It is like a normal car, with four wheels, front wheel steering using a pinion and rack lay-out and front wheel drive.

There are some challenges for me in this project, each of them will get at least some attention here:

  • Steering
  • Obstacle detection
  • Behaviour

Here are some pictures of the rover in it’s current state.