Autonomous RC car inside a building

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  1. TheSpArK505

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    So yeah, I'm planning to design an RC self drived Arduino car that is used to carry objects from point A to point B. The problem is that I'm intending to use a GPS for the house rooms. But I don't know how to do that I mean, localizing the rooms and the halls !!
    What do you think I should do guys , anf if there any better alternatives please state them.

    Thnaks in advance.
     
  2. AlbertHall

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    GPS isn't going to work indoors and as far as I know there aren't any other working options (yet).
    Maybe you could use UV fluorescent paint (invisible except under UV) and make the car a line follower, with a map to know which line to follow at junctions?
     
  3. Externet

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    The "car" running indoors should have a barcode reader on board and scan [large !] barcodes affixed to either aisles, walls, corners, doors, tresholds, floors, ceilings... that will tell its exact position.
     
  4. TheSpArK505

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    Sir, can you tell me more about UV fluorescent paint ?!! It's new for me !!
     
  5. AlbertHall

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    Search ebay for 'invisible uv paint' or 'uv fabric paint'.
     
  6. TheSpArK505

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    Is there a way to input the layout structure of one floor building to a gps device ?!!
     
  7. Sensacell

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    This is a significant and important problem.

    There are NO easy cheap simple solutions. Come up with one, and you will be RICH.

    (hint- it's going to be very difficult)
     
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  8. TheSpArK505

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    what about inputting or programming maps, like in video games !! It might work isn't it ?
     
  9. AlbertHall

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    So the car has got a map. How does it know where it is on that map and which direction it is facing?
     
  10. TheSpArK505

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    So I need two things, a compass and a refrence point !
    well, compass is easy but what about the refrence point?
     
  11. AlbertHall

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    The compass will work unless the car travels anywhere near anything made of steel.
     
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