The Maze Problem Solved by Micro mouse
Sandeep Yadav1, Kamal Kumar Verma2, Swetamadhab Mahanta3
1Sandeep Yadav, Department of Electronics & Communication Department, RTU/Rajasthan Institute of  Engineering. & Technology, Jaipur, India.
2Kamal Kumar Verma, Department of Electronics & Communication Department, RTU/Rajasthan Institute of Engineering. & Technology, Jaipur, India.
3Swetamadhab Mahanta, Department of Electronics & Communication department , RTU/ Rajasthan Institute of Engineering. and Technology, Jaipur, India.
Manuscript received on March 02, 2012. | Revised Manuscript received on March 31, 2012. | Manuscript published on April 30, 2012. | PP: 157-162 | Volume-1 Issue-4, April 2012 | Retrieval Number: D0324041412/2012©BEIESP

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Abstract: A Micromouse is a miniature Electro-mechanical robot, typical consisting of 3 main subsystems: The drive system, an array of sensors, and the control system. The purpose of Micromouse is to find its way through any type of Maze in shortest time. Aside from its being a fun, competitive challenge, the micromouse has proved to be an excellent teaching medium. It can be viewed as a small system involving interdisciplinary engineering aspects. Its successful designers often work in teams, and must consider electrical, electronic, mechanical and computer issues. Design decisions and tradeoffs involve weight, speed, and power, sensing techniques, turning methods, centre of gravity and programming. Autonomous robots have wide reaching applications. From Bomb sniffing to finding humans in wreckage to home automation. This paper covers one of the most important areas of robot, “Decision making Algorithm” or in lay-man’s language, “Intelligence”. The environment around the robot is not known, so it must have decision-making capabilities. For starting in the field of micro-mouse it is very difficult to begin with highly sophisticated algorithms. This paper covers very basic wall follower logic to solve the maze. And gradually improves the algorithm to accurately solve the maze in shortest time with some more intelligence. The Algorithm is developed up to some sophisticated level as Flood fill algorithm.
Keywords: Lorentz force, Differential Chassis, flood fill algorithm.