The LEGO Mindstorms EV3 is a versatile robot which can be built using a combination of the LEGO building system and powerful EV3 software. It comes in pieces (like all LEGO) and as such is an extremely customizable robot ready to take on many different challenges.
The robot can be easily programmed either through the Programmer app or through the EV3 software, both of which are beginner-friendly and suitable for anyone new to robotics and programming.
|Responses to||light, colour, touch, sound and obstacles.|
|Able to perform||precise movements, drawing, collision detection, colour sorting, radio transmission, autonomous behavior and mechanical function|
The objective of this section is to help you get started with robotics using the beginner-friendly block-based programming language, Scratch.
The Lego Robot comes with many built-in sensors like accelerometer, obstacle sensors, light sensors, Precise Movement, line following, radio transmission that will give you hands-on opportunities to try out robotic programming with real-life applications.
Line following is an important fundamental concept. The concept is heavily used in industrial robots and autonomous cars. The robots in the warehouse can use such concepts to deliver packages from one location to another with great precision. Autonomous cars also adopt similar concepts to ensure that the car is within the lane by scanning and following the lines on the road. As the requirements and complexity increase, more sensors are required to be used.
Application - Lane following, detect lines and follow. Ensure that car is within the line boundaries.
Application 2 - Industrial robots use line detection and following algorithms to deliver and perform precise movements.