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Fire Bird V ATMEGA2560 Robotic Research Platform

Product ID: NR-FB5-ATMEGA2560
Weight: 1300 gms
Price: Rs.29,733.00

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Introduction

Fire Bird V will help you get acquainted with the world of robotics and embedded systems. Thanks to its innovative architecture and adoption of the ‘Open Source Philosophy’ in its software and hardware design, you will be able to create and contribute too, complex applications that run on this platform, helping you acquire expertise as you spend more time with them. Fire Bird V is designed by NEX Robotics and Embedded Real-Time Systems lab, CSE IIT Bombay.

As a Universal Robotic Research Platform, Fire Bird V provides an excellent environment for experimentation, algorithm development and testing. Fire Bird V is evolved from Fire Bird IV and Fire Bird II which are being used in IIT Bombay to teach embedded systems and robotics. Its modular architecture allows you to control it using multiple processors such as 8051, AVR, PIC and ARM7 etc. Modular sensor pods can be mounted on the platform as dictated by intended applications. Precision position encoders makes it possible to have accurate position control. The platform can be upgraded to tank drive and Hexapod insect or any other desired form very easily. It is powered by high performance rechargeable NiMH batteries. A 2.4 GHz ZigBee module provides state of the art secure and multi-channel wireless communication up to a range of one kilometer.

Research Areas

Artificial Intelligence
Multi-Agents System
Control systems
Autonomous navigation
Mobile sensor network
Collaborative robotics
Real-Time systems
Automotive technologies

Unique Features

  • Ideal for doing research in the areas of robotics, embedded systems, artificial intelligence and sensor networks etc.
  • Modular Design: Unique layered design gives versatility in design
  • Hands-on learning platform
  • Covers wide range of subjects like Microcontrollers, Embedded Systems, Mechatronics, Sensor Networks, Image processing.
  • Detailed tutorials help in interactive learning.
  • Ideal for doing research in the areas of robotics, embedded systems, artificial intelligence, sensor networks etc.
  • Supports Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio (MRDS)
  • Modular Design: Unique layered design gives versatility in design
  • Powered by rechargeable 9.6V 2100mAh NiMh battery pack with smart battery charger
  • High performance white line sensors with the illumination modulation facility for improved performance in line grid based navigation with improved power conservation
  • Up to five IR range sensors covering front half of the robot with range up to 150cm for intelligent navigation
  • Eight analog IR proximity sensors for close proximity detection up to distance of 20cm
  • Eight directional light intensity sensors
  • Supports four DC motors with position encoders
  • Battery voltage monitoring and audible battery low warning for battery protection
  • Battery current monitoring
  • Closed loop motion control using position encoders
  • 16x2 character LCD for displaying sensor data or any other information
  • Easy to interface with PC using wired and wireless communication
  • Supports 2.4GHz Wireless ZigBee for communication with multiple robots or with PC
  • Extensive hardware and software documentation and many application notes and example C programs in AVR studio.
  • Available in Hexapod, Omni directional robot, tank drive, Insect and 4 Wheel drive with gripper configuration
  • Supports servo motor based wireless camera with pan and tilt motion, IP camera and sensor pods.
  • Easy hardware integration for add on sensors like GPS, Magnetometers, accelerometers and gyroscope etc.
Note: This product will be shipped with in 14 days after the order confirmation

List of international and national publications on the Fire Bird platforms
Current deployment
Videos of the Robots

 

Specifications

Microcontroller
Atmel ATMEGA2560 as Master microcontroller
Atmel ATMEGA8 as Slave microcontroller

Sensors
Three white line sensors (extendable to 7)
Five Sharp GP2D12 IR range sensor (80cm) (One in default configuration) (Also supports GP2D120 (30cm) and GP2Y0A02 (150cm)
Eight analog IR proximity sensors (20cm)
Eight analog directional light intensity sensors
Two position encoders (extendable to four)
Battery voltage sensing
Current Sensing (Optional)
Servo mounted sensor pod (optional)
Wireless colour camera (optional)
Ultrasound scanner (optional)
Gyroscope and Accelerometer (optional)
Magnetometer (optional)
GPS receiver (optional)

Indicators
2 x 16 Characters LCD
Indicator LEDs
Buzzer

Control
Autonomous Control
PC as “Master” and Robot as “Slave” in wired or wireless mode
Distributed (multi robot) communication

Communication
Wireless ZigBee Communication (2.4GHZ) (Optional)
USB Communication
Wired RS232 (serial) communication
Simplex infrared communication (From infrared remote to robot)

Dimensions
Diameter: 16cm
Height: 10cm
Weight: 1300gms

Power
9.6V, 2100mAh Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH) battery pack and external Auxiliary power using battery charger.

Battery Life
2 Hours when motors are operational 75% of the time

Locomotion
Two DC geared motors in differential drive configuration and caster wheel at front as support

  • Top Speed: 24 cm / second
  • Wheel Diameter: 51mm
  • Position encoder: 30 pulses per revolution
  • Position encoder resolution: 5.44 mm

Software Support

  • AVR Studio
  • GUI based control
  • Microsoft Robotic Developer Studio (MRDS)
  • MATLAB

Kit Contains

  • Fire Bird V Robot with all the sensors mentioned in technical specifications
  • Documentation CD
  • USB Programmer (ISP)
  • Smart NiMH battery charger with power adaptor
  • Serial cable
  • USB cable
  • Flex printed 6 feet white line

Fire Bird V ATMEGA2560 Robot control GUI for controlling robot in wired and wireless mode

Fire Bird V ATMEGA2560 Robot control GUI

Visual Programming Language in Microsoft Robotics Studio

MRDS-NEX


Fire Bird V in Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio (MRDS)

MRDS-NEX-Simulation Enviornment MRDS-NEX-Simulation Enviornment

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Projects on FIRE Bird V

Micromouse using ATmega2560 By ERTS LAB,IITB
Wireless Control using Xeebee on FireBird V P89V51RD2 Robot By ERTS LAB,IITB
Object Tracker On ATmega2560 based firebird By ERTS LAB,IITB
2 Lane ACC with Overtaking By ERTS LAB,IITB
uCos for Firebird V ATMEGA2560
Controlling Firebird Robot V 2560 with the help of TV remote control By ERTS LAB,IITB
Adaptive High Beam Assist By ERTS LAB,IITB
Automatic Parking Lot By ERTS LAB,IITB
PWM Motion Control Robot By ERTS LAB,IITB
Position Control using Interrupt on FireBird V P89V51RD2 Robot By ERTS LAB,IITB
Autonomous Parking Robot By ERTS LAB,IITB
LOGO Interpreter Interface with Omnibot By ERTS LAB,IITB
Servo Control using PWM and Timer0 on FireBird V P89V51RD2 By E-Yantra Team
Ball Counter using FireBird V P89V51RD2 Robot By E-Yantra Team
Ball Sorter using FireBird V P89V51RD2 Robot By E-Yantra Team
Grid Solving Algorithm By Nuva Engineering College, iLabs Team, Nagpur
To sort objects based on Color and Size using Firebird V robot By E-Yantra Team
Depth Detection Based Obstacle Avoidance By E-Yantra Team
Hand Gesture following Firebird V By E-Yantra Team
MAP TRACER By E-Yantra Team
Making the Firebird V traverse along arbitrary curves By E-Yantra Team
Optimal Path in Multi-Stage Graphs By E-Yantra Team
TENNIS BALLCOLLECTOR ROBOT By E-Yantra Team



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