William Garner, Gregory Friedland, Artyom Lifshits, Daniela Rus, Keith Kotay, Jon Howell
The Dartmouth Mobile Robot Serial Killer (see Figures 1 and 2) is a minimalist, architectually-lean autonomous robot that can vacuum your room. The robot is controlled by a Motorola 6811 microcontroller and has 40kb usable memory. The robot has several sensors including sonar, motion detection, contact, and analog IR. The robot’s motion is based on a combination of off-line and on-line algorithms that run on-board.