Inspection Mobile Robot’s Control System with Remote IoT-based Data Transmission
Keywords:Internet of Things, remote data transmission, control system, inspection mobile robot, cloud service, Android application
The article presents the main stages of the development of remote control system for the inspection mobile robot operating on inclined ferromagnetic surfaces. The mobile robot remains on the surface and moves along working areas using separate clamping permanent magnets and caterpillars. The focus is on the control system’s architecture and remote data transmission based on Internet of Things technologies. Features of non-expensive Arduino Uno and WeMos D1 R2 mini microcontrolled development boards, cloud service Blynk, as well as multi-tab Android application interactions are revealed at the inspection mobile robot movement on the inclined surface. Experimental results of the proposed system show a good compatibility of chosen hardware, user-friendly human-machine interface and high mobility for future research of modern control algorithms at Internet of Things approach implementation for the extreme robotics.
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