Publication Type:

Journal Article


World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, Volume 65, p.785-789 (2010)



Central wireless nodes, Control unit, CPLD, Critical area, Decoupling, Electric grounding, Grounding, Information transfers, Low data rates, Machine design, Minirobots, power supply, Project-based learning methods, Re-configurable, Remote systems, Robots, Specific time, Wireless sensor


This paper explains a project based learning method where autonomous mini-robots are developed for research, education and entertainment purposes. In case of remote systems wireless sensors are developed in critical areas, which would collect data at specific time intervals, send the data to the central wireless node based on certain preferred information would make decisions to turn on or off a switch or control unit. Such information transfers hardly sums up to a few bytes and hence low data rates would suffice for such implementations. As a robot is a multidisciplinary platform, the interfacing issues involved are discussed in this paper. The paper is mainly focused on power supply, grounding and decoupling issues.


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Cite this Research Publication

K. Aditya, Dinesh, P., and Bhakthavatchalu, R., “Reconfigurable autonomous mini robot design using CPLD's”, World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, vol. 65, pp. 785-789, 2010.