Engineering Research Seminar Series 43, 2011: Development of A Convenient Wireless Control of An Autonomous Vehicle Using Apple iOS SDK

Dr Mark Ng Kok Yew, School of Engineering, Monash University Sunway Campus

Date: 2011-11-11
Time: 11:00 to 12:00
Venue: Tutorial Room 6-4-01


Remote control of autonomous robots/vehicles has been an interesting research area with many ongoing developments being done. However, most implementation methods either require additional hardware or involve certain trained individuals to operate the system. This paper aims to present a convenient method to wirelessly remote control a car mounted with the BlackWidow 1.0 microcontroller using the iPhone, with software written on the iOS SDK platform. A Wi-Fi standard of 802.11b broadcast from the microcontroller was used for experimentation.

About the Speaker

Ng received his B.Eng (Hons) in Electrical and Computer Systems and Ph.D. in Control System from Monash University in 2005 and 2009 respectively. He was then appointed as Lecturer at the School of Engineering, Monash University Sunway Campus (Malaysia). His research interests include disturbance decoupling fault reconstruction and fault tolerant, sliding mode observer as well as engineering applications using Apple iOS SDK. He is also a member of IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (Auditor of IEEE RAS Malaysia Chapter).