Hello everyone, just wondering where/how I should get started regarding developing an autonomous, above-water, object recovery vehicle using the Arduino Uno.
To search for, identify, and recover a mock blackbox unit approximately sized 3cm3.
- Completely Autonomous.
- Above-water craft.
- Software controls mechanisms such as movement, identification, and recovery.
- Budget <$100
- Mock blackbox is magnetic, emits radio-frequency beacon, flash an led, colored bright orange.
- Blackbox will be randomly located in a 5m radius, 30cm deep water pool.
What should I start looking at in terms of software to program search patterns and behaviors based on sensor inputs?
The craft is intended to just go in straight a certain direction until sensing proximity of a wall, then turning. How do I tie in all sensor data and let the robot interpret/ act on it?
This is a first year Engineering project and has been done before, just wondering how to get started and what I should read/understand.
Mechanical and electrical side of the engineering is not within the scope of the question. Just software and interfacing with the Arduino Uno.
Sorry if I am not giving enough details, I’ll clarify to the best of my ability if needed.