Development of an autonomous tennis ball retriever robot as an educational tool

I. Elamvazuthi, Jeffery Law, Vedpal Singh, M. K.A.Ahamed Khan, S. Parasuraman, M. Balaji, M. Chandrasekaran

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    Abstract

    Over the years, research into robotics has yielded many applications in several sectors such as manufacturing, domestic and sports industries. This paper discusses the development of an autonomous tennis ball retriever robot for the sports sector. The robot was developed with the aim of saving the time and energy of the tennis player from manually collecting the tennis balls after training sessions. The developed autonomous robot is able to retrieve tennis balls by sweeping around the tennis court. The paper discusses the system configuration in terms of mechanical and controller subsystems, the navigation and system performance. The knowledge and experience gained from the development of various sub-systems of the robot is useful for educating the undergraduate students.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationIEEE International Symposium on Robotics and Intelligent Sensors, IEEE IRIS 2015
    Pages21-26
    Number of pages6
    Volume76
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2015
    EventIEEE International Symposium on Robotics and Intelligent Sensors 2015 - Langkawi, Malaysia
    Duration: 18 Oct 201520 Oct 2015
    https://www.sciencedirect.com/journal/procedia-computer-science/vol/76/suppl/C (Proceedings)

    Publication series

    NameProcedia Computer Science
    PublisherElsevier
    ISSN (Print)1877-0509

    Conference

    ConferenceIEEE International Symposium on Robotics and Intelligent Sensors 2015
    Abbreviated titleIRIS 2015
    CountryMalaysia
    CityLangkawi
    Period18/10/1520/10/15
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    Keywords

    • autonomous
    • educational tool
    • retriever
    • robotics
    • tennis ball

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