This video presents the results of a semester project conducted by freshmen of the cybernetic engineering course of the Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg, Germany during their first term 2008-2009. Basically, the students built and programmed LEGO Mindstorms NXT robots which have been controlled via bluetooth and MATLAB using the great toolbox from the RwTH Aachen. Check mindstorms.rwth-aachen.de/ for details on that toolbox.
The task of the 1st semester students was to build and program LEGO robots, which detects a wall and follows the wall along while holding a given distance. The wall was detected using the ultra sonic sensor. The red lines are only indicating the reference distance and not used for control.
If you want to find out more about the bachelor and master courses in engineering cybernetics available at the Otto-von-Guericke University in Magdeburg, Germany check kybernetik.ovgu.de.
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