Robotic vehicles have developed a wide variety of applications ranging from forest patrolling to industrial inspection, false ceiling inspection, pipe inspection, drainage inspection and more. These inspection robots usually have 4 or 6 wheels and often run into problems on rough terrains. Moreover the normal camera cannot detect industrial deformities, leakage issues, heating issues etc. Also these cameras need to be efficient even for night patrolling using night vision.
Well we hereby develop a robot that is developed to run using tracked mechanism like a tank to allow it access on rough terrains. Also the rc robot can be controlled over 100 meters range integrated with both night vision and thermal vision wireless transmission.
This RC tank robot provides the following advantages:
- Tracked wheel system for easy control on all terrains
- Long range RC control
- Night Vision camera for night/dark places surveillance
- Thermal camera for Deformity, leakage, heating issue detection
- Motion detection for wildlife spotting/patrolling
The RC tracked robot makes use of a thermal camera along with a night vision camera in order to provide dual perspective vision of the scene. This helps in spying, wildlife spotting as well as inspection purposes. The tank robot is made using metal wheels with linkages for tracked tank motion.
The tank makes use of 2 x DC motors in order to drive the tracked mechanism. The control commands are transmitted by user using a joystick based transmitter. The commands are received by on board receiver module of the tank. The tank makes use of a raspberry pi controller to control the operation.
The raspberry pi now operates the motors using motor drivers to achieve desired motion as per the user commands. Thermal camera along with the night vision camera which uses IR for night vision are used for environment scanning. The cameras are streamed live by the controller wirelessly onto user’s android device for live monitoring through the rc tank. Also the camera footage is constantly scanned by controller in order to detect for motion when the robot is still when in motion detection mode.
Approx Size: 400x 380 x350mm (LxWxH)
- Raspberry Pi
- RF Receiver
- Thermal Camera
- Night Vision Camera
- RF transmitter
- RF Receiver
- Motor Driver
- DC Motors
- Track Linkages
- Track Wheels
- Tank Frame
- Supporting Frame
- Motor Mounts
- Screws and Bolts
- Cables and Connectors
- Push Buttons
- IC Sockets