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INTRODUCTION

The idea behind this project is to design an ICR (Internet Controlled Robot) that could be used to perform variety of tasks along with surveillance operation. The latest advancement in already existing remote operated robots such as wireless, mobile controlled etc. is that only this robot would send a two way transmission because it would involve communication between two PCs through internet and with the help of PC controlling the robot we would be able to view the video back from remotely moving robot and at the same time will be controlling it. So, this would basically be a real time based operation. Conventionally, wireless-controlled robots use remote control, which has the drawbacks of limited working range, limited frequency range and limited control. Also, use of a mobile phone for robotics control using DTMF technologies has a limitation also has a problem of missing signals in remote locations or limited time of operation because of the cost being involved in calling to the receivers mobile phone.

Features:
So,this robot would be first of all very economic in terms of operating time and maintenance. Secondly, the range of operation is unlimited depending upon the internet access. Thirdly, This robot would be controlled in real time and provide best surveillance operations because we would be controlling the entire screen of the remote PC/Laptop placed on the robot and hence can view the video being shown on that Laptop through a webcam on the remote screen. It provides the advantages of robust control, control is done through serial port of the PC and this robot would be a surveillance robot whose features could be extended to be mechanically robust and having enough carrying capacity for a laptop and special mount for a webcam. Although the appearance and capabilities of robots vary vastly, all robots share the features of a mechanical, movable structure under some form of control. The control of robot involves three distinct phases: perception, processing and action, generally, the preceptors are sensors mounted on the robot, processing is done by the on board microcontroller or processor, and the task (action) is performed using motors with some other actuators.

PROJECT OVERVIEW
Electronics Parts:8
The electronics of ICR govern data transfer between the server and the robot, the control of two D.C motors, serial communication link at the receivers side and a unidirectional video

link using a wireless webcam. All electronic modules are supplied power by a distributed power supply which steps down voltages to levels required by various electronic modules.

Mechanical Assembly:
Mechanical designing of this robot would be involving testing on different kinds of chassis for the robot strong enough to carry a laptop and an easy drive using gear reduction and worm wheel assembly. 1. Dimensional requirements: Although the dimensions of the area on floor covered by the robot are not such a major factor, the factors that we would consider while finalizing the size are The area required by the different parts to be placed viz. PCBs, Battery, Camera assembly. 2. Weight Considerations The estimated total weight of the robot would be about required to be around 7-10 Kg. therefore the D.C. motors chosen for driving the robot were to be powerful enough to carry the weight and not lock while turning. A worm wheel design would be preffered in order to provide high torque and easy load carrying capacity on the top of the robot. 3. Reliability of design When the idea of this robot was conceived it was decided that this robot and all its parts be made very reliable .Therefore the entire structure would be put in place by tightening multiple screws and bolts making it extremely reliable and available for fine adjustments with great precision. No welded parts would be included, but stress carrying capacity would be increased and strong joint assembly would be included that could be easily changed in case of any wear and tear. 4. Strength required The strength of the robot in terms of the strength of design would be optimized while taking into account the conditions the robot has to operate in. 5. Plug and play The ease of any plug and play design has been well accomplished in case of the computers used around the world. At the time while the idea of this robot was being conceived one of the major plus points was to use a design conforming to the plug and play idea used in todays computers. The advantages of this terminology of design are: A. Ease of servicing / reparability of parts B. Ease of maintenance C. Improved reliability

Software Part Involved:


1. Keiluvision for programming of microcontrollers in order to setup a serial link of the remote PC with robot. 2. Teamviewer software for networking between the two remotely separated PCs over internet.

In short:
This robot would be a great advancement on already existing technologies such as Radio Controlling, RF Controlling and Mobile phone based controlling both in terms of its range of operation and flexibility and speed of the design and data transmission as the mode we would be using is internet, worlds biggest network for operation with features such as unlimited access.

Basic Components Used:


Laptops,Motors,MAX232(for viewer software. serial link),Microcontroller 8051,IC base(8,16,24,40 pins),Batteries,Resisitances,Capacitances,Crystal diode,Designed PCB,PCB Software,Team

Applications of the ICR


The uses of ICR extend to an array of environments and an array of situations. Some of the critical uses include: 1. ICR can be used for surveillance purposes in military, domestic or industrial environments. The ability of the ICR to be controlled via the Internet makes it possible to make the control point of the robot as far as required from the area under surveillance. 2. ICR can be used in the corporate environment, wherein the CEO can use ICR to be up to date with the office activities, by actually moving around in the office, talking to employees and colleagues. The ICR, in this sense bridges a communication gap considerably thereby helping to eventually improve profits, increase productivity and efficiency of an organization. 3. ICR can be used in homes wherein the parents, even while sitting thousands of miles away, can baby sit their children, old people at home. 4. ICR can be used in hospitals wherein it can be used to transport medicines from one part of the hospital to another; the user having to just sit on a seat and control the movement .

Submitted by: Dheeraj Malhotra UE85027 Dishant Arora Devanshi UE85028 UE85026