Automated Robotic Messaging System
A.R.M.S. is an autonomous system capable of delivering messages and goods
from point to point within a single floor office complex. A simple interface
is presented to the user consisting of several status LEDs, one run switch,
one stop switch and an array of four destination switches.
Several types of sensors are used in implementation to enable the robot to
navigate its way around a predetermined path. The robot avoids collisions
with both static and dynamic objects though the use of obstacle avoidance
sensors and moves though the office using path following sensors. A barcode
reader is used to allow the robot to determine if it has reached its programmed
A microcontroller is used to collect all sensor and user input while controlling
the robot's motors and user output. Running at 24 MHz and with 76 lines of I/O,
the Adapt9S12DP256 by Technological Arts
with Motorola's flagship 9S12DP256B microcontroller provides all of the horsepower
this system requires.