Friday, August 20, 2010

Asuro programmable mini mobile robot

ASURO is a mobile mini-robot, completely programmable in C and especially developed for education  at the German Aerospace Centre DLR, department for Robotics and Mechatronics.  Assembly is easy for experienced electronic technicians and feasible for a novice. Except for the printed circuit boards  (PCB) only standard parts for assembly will be used. 

For programming we use freeware only. Therefore ASURO is exceptionally suitable as an introduction  into processor-controlled hobby electronics, for projects in schools and universities, for studies and  adult education centres. Special tools, which are freeware for private users, have been used for all  electronic development phases and software design, proving how robots can be designed without  using expensive tools or machines. 

ASURO is equipped with a RISC-processor and two independently controlled motors, an optical line- tracer, six collision-detector switches, two odometer-sensors, three optical displays and an infrared- communication set for programming and remote control by a PC .
We must inform all users, ASURO is no toy and is not to be handed out to children under the age of  three years, as they may swallow the dozens of small components.  Please provide some batteries and start the assembly!

And yes: ASURO is another way of saying: “Another Small and Unique Robot from Oberpfaffenhofen!”
© DLR & AREXX  Oberpfaffenhoven