Woody the Firefighting Robot
Woody is a firefighting robot. He utilizes a Nintendo Wii Remote’s infrared camera to detect and locate a flame. After the flame is found, Woody uses a modified speaker to extinguish the flame. Additionally Woody is equipped with an additional speaker for playing audio files. Woody also has some unique features. The main obstacle avoidance sensor is an infrared rangefinder that scans via a stepper motor. The Nintendo Wii remote is also attached to a stepper. This allows for precise, continuous, 360 degree rotation.
The following videos show woody performing obstacle avoidance while tracking a flame with a Wii remote.
This video shows Woody taking out a flame. The audio is from the on board speaker.