THE CONCEPT OF A MOBILE ROBOT DESIGNED TO CLEAN URBAN GREEN AREAS. PROJECT INTRODUCTION: WALL-E 2.0

Brzyk, J.
Abstract:
Referring to many scientific studies, we all know that the general health of the planetEarth keeps getting worse. This fact forces conscious people to take action to fightdirectly against negative climate change or to promote ecological ideas among others.Many important changes in the world have been pushed through by a large group ofpeople. This implies that a conscious society will run households in environmentallyfriendly manner and work together to bring about change at the political level.This paper introduces the design, construction and programming of the prototype of themobile robot, which will be able to clean up urban green areas in the future. For the bestpossible result, the entire trucked suspension was designed from scratch and thenfabricated with rapid prototyping. The working prototype of the robot acts as a proof ofconcept and has basic functionality. A very significant inspiration for this project is the“Wall-e” movie (Disney, Pixar), which tells a story about an adorable cleaning mobilerobot. The problem of rubbish on the streets, in the film as in our reality, is just the tipof the iceberg, but it is visible in every corner of the world, here and now. A cleaningrobot can turn out to be an ideal platform for the exchange of information betweenenvironmentalists and the common man.Before 3D printing procedure, an accurate Computer Aided Design (CAD) model of therobot has been designed as well as electronic and standardized elements have beenselected. After the assembly operations, the result was a functioning prototype visuallyreferring to the movie hero Wall-e. This took a first step in a larger cleaning robotproject – Wall-e 2.0. The prototype has simple input and output devices that make iteasier for users to program and implement new functionalities. The whole thing iscontrolled by the popular Arduino Uno microcontroller. The current program of therobot bases on a primitive state machine with the possibility of remote control orautomatic driving. In conclusion, a plan for further development has been outlined as animportant part of the paper.
SGEM Research areas:
Year:
2021
Type of Publication:
In Proceedings
Keywords:
mobile robot; cleaning robot; natural environment; 3d printing; social function
Editor:
• Prof. DSc. Oleksandr Trofymchuk, UKRAINE • Prof. Dr. hab. oec. Baiba Rivza, LATVIA
Volume:
21
SGEM Book title:
21st International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2021
Book number:
4.2
SGEM Series:
SGEM International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference
Pages:
33-40
Publisher address:
51 Al. Malinov blvd, Sofia, 1712, Bulgaria
SGEM supporters:
SWS Scholarly Society; Acad Sci Czech Republ; Latvian Acad Sci; Polish Acad Sci; Serbian Acad Sci & Arts; Natl Acad Sci Ukraine; Natl Acad Sci Armenia; Sci Council Japan; European Acad Sci, Arts & Letters; Acad Fine Arts Zagreb Croatia; Croatian Acad Sci
Period:
7 - 10 December, 2021
ISBN:
978-619-7603-34-7
ISSN:
1314-2704
Conference:
21st International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2021, 7 - 10 December, 2021
DOI:
10.5593/sgem2021V/4.2/s18.07
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