You’re in love with the battlefield scene and it must be interesting, if you can build an autonomous tank all by yourself, isn’t it? Well, since you’ve asked for it, then you got what you’re dreaming here!
This autonomous tank is simply the best, as it not only smaller and faster, but it has an easier maneuverable than other tanks did. It has the capability to remove humans from dangerous areas instantly.
The main purpose of this project is to design and build a scaled proof of concept for an autonomous tank.
This is how the autonomous tank working:
First of all, it uses infrared sensors to locate a target near the vehicle.
Then, it approaches the target using a color tracking algorithm and a digital video camera.
When the target is within shooting range, the turret is aimed and a projectile is fired automatically.
The autonomous tank is built based on the ICOP Technology eBox-2300, where is act as the main brain of the tank. It responsible to read all the sensor data and operates the motors via a Phidgets 8/8/8 with an LCD text display. Beside that, it equipped with five IR motion sensors, an ultrasonic range finder and a USB webcamera.