NN2000 by Theo Holleman

NN 2000 is an experimental platform. The challenge is to make 
an autonomous navigating platform, with the use of modern
techniques like CCD cams, sonar, infrared and laser. It main 
task is to find, identify and map objects. The robot arm with a
small gripper and a fire fighting hose is still under construction. 
It will pick up and replace small objects. This project
started February this year. The robots hard and software is still 
heavy under construction. Further progress of this robot
will be added on this page. Almost forgotten: "And who do we 
think we are? " Well we are DRP. A strange kind of, totally
unofficial, pioneering home laboratory for robotics. 

The robots brain is an old 80486 25 Mhz laptop. This laptop 
isn't fast enough for handling the data stream of the robots
interface. It's getting funnier with a 200Mhz CPU, but my budget 
input is to slow for such luxury. Especially reading the
videodigitizer is everything but real-time with this computer.
The robotplatform can be build up, to make more space for 
electronics, batteries and a second CPU or microprocessor.


Email: robot@planet.nl

Return to The Robot Menu