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Hi, this is probably a bit of a stupid question but I am new so give me a bit of slack. To have an arduino robot that is Wireless/Bluetooth/Wifi controlled, you would need two Arduinos wouldn't you? One to send a signal as a controller and one on the robot itself to drive it?
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You need 2 devices: A controller, which could be an Arduino, a smart phone or computer. This is what you will use to control the robot. And a receiver, presumeably Arduino with a Bluetooth or WiFi shield, which is part of the robot and will translate the instructions sent from the controller into motor and servo controls.

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So I could do it with one Arduino and my computer controlling it? But I would need to get a wireless card fitted to my pc?
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Yes, Both ends will need wireless capability with the same technology (i.e. both need Bluetooth).

If you are starting from scratch it might be easier to use 2 Arduino's with wireless shields. Your controller will have various inputs (button switches etc) and the receiver in the robot will receive instruction wirelessly and control the motors and servos.

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