I'm daring to preface this call out by saying that I'm extremely green to all things robotic, Arduino-involved, and remote-controlled. However, I am not afraid of a challenge.
I want to fill a room halfway full with remote controlled cars. At the entrance way of the room there will be a touchpad device (ideally an ipad or something with a large touch screen). When the viewer touches the far left corner of the screen all of the cars will scramble over each other to get to the spot in the room. And if the viewer drags his or her finger around the screen, the cars will follow that path to get to the new position, etc.
I imagine that the room will need some sort of sensor fence to give the cars parameters of where to drive to next. Is this at all possible? My heart wants to create this scenario so badly! Someday I aspire to use this learned skill to control a quad ATV and a riding lawn mower in a field--but I'll take baby steps to get there beginning with remote controlled cars.
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Any direction will be greatly greatly appreciated.