Computer controlled cars are mini robots which can be controlled with or without wires using our computer’s input devices.
Now, question arises
Why do we need computer controlled cars?
We need computer because tasks which computer can perform can’t be done by robot itself. To perform these tasks, we transfer data from robot to computer and perform processing on computer and accordingly transfer instructions back to the robot. Using this mechanism we can analyze images and data or even do video recording.
How it’s possible?
Suppose , our car has camera installed and if it can relay that camera recording to our computer , computer can store that video data into our computer hard disk or by using complex algorithms can find out whether there is any in front obstacle or not. Not only that, with the help of relaying data our computer can take decisions for our robot and control it remotely.
How to build one?
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Latest rovers which are used for exploration use same technology.
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NETCAR Final Project Report ( 990 KB approx)
Stanford : Mapping with autonomous cars
Hand out for Smart Car
In the video shown below, you can see the use of computer’s keyboard in moving car backward and forward. This is just an example, if you wish you can design a car which can be controlled remotely by other computer using internet.Computer Controlled Rc Car at Doshisha
Ashish’s Computer Controlled Rc car Video
Project Details and Study Material