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#1 Narek Babadjanyan  Icon User is offline

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Best microcontroller/microprocessor for robotics

Posted 11 April 2013 - 08:26 AM

Hey guys, couldn't find a distinct section for this, so just posting it in the general dev section, sorry if wrong address :)/>
Anyway. Back to the question.
I would like to know which MCU/CPU architecture you guys consider best for designing robots. I could use simple AVR (big Atmel fan) or PIC, but the thing is, I am unsure if they can do video stuff (which is going to be part of the robot). I saw someone design one with Analog Devices's Blackfin processors, but I find it difficult due to lack of docs.
So... any suggestions?
P.S. If your answer is ARM, which vendor would you suggest?

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Re: Best microcontroller/microprocessor for robotics

Posted 11 April 2013 - 09:30 AM

'robot' is pretty vague.
Are you building a cyber-bug? An android? Something to fight on Robot Combat League? A car assembly robot for the Dodge plant? Robotuna? A self-driving car for the Darpa Grand Challenge?
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Re: Best microcontroller/microprocessor for robotics

Posted 11 April 2013 - 09:34 AM

Or maybe a six-legged giant robot that seats two?
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Re: Best microcontroller/microprocessor for robotics

Posted 11 April 2013 - 09:47 AM

Haha Wow, that hexapod was epic. As for my goal, I can't build something like that spider, but my target is a UAV, which willbe remotely controlled from PC and send video output to the computer.
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Re: Best microcontroller/microprocessor for robotics

Posted 11 April 2013 - 09:53 AM

I would suggest skimming some of the links I have been collecting in my 'share your project'.

If it's a drone then you can't beat starting with diydrones.com.

http://www.dreaminco...re-interaction/
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Posted 12 April 2013 - 12:49 PM

Whoa, cool collection you've got there, thank you modi123_1, these is some really cool stuff
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