Paper: WRE-2017-14

Automatic Guide for Blind Athletes

Author: Castaño-Barrero, Rosana  (ORCID:http://orcid.org/0000-0002-1675-9914)

Abstract: This paper proposes the introduction of a guide robot in the Paralympics competitions allowing the blind athletes to compete without a person who guides them. The robot is composed by a vehicle which carry a human shape dummy that replace the no-blind person. The robot has a battery which can be charged both from the grid and from a solar panel located in the top of the dummy's head. The wheels speed and torque are provided by two DC motors. At this moment, the mechanical structure and the solar panel harvesting system and a Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT) topology are designed. The next stage of the design process are the line tracking and athlete’s speed follower systems.

Status: Accepted

Digital Object Identifier (DOI): http://dx.doi.org/10.15592/workrooms.2017.0015

Date: July 2017

Issue: 5

Keywords: Automated Guide, DC Motors, Electric Vehicle, MPPT, Paralympics, Robot, Solar Panel, Flyback

Language: English 

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