If you're looking for a robot with flexible control options and two-way communication, go with a WiFi robot. All WiFi controlled robots are controlled via any PC or mobile device connected to the network. If the network is connected to the Internet, then the PC can be remote via the World Wide Web if you set up port forwarding.
Some controllers have wireless cards/access built into them. This means you end up having to configure each wireless
device individually. We use a proven and reliable
Wireless Bridge that allows us to put several network devices onto the network at once. This bridge allows for 4 network devices to
be plugged in but more devices can be added by adding a low cost switch.
Once its set up all your Ethernet devices simply plug into it and run as though they are
wired to your main network router. From there you can easily port out and access your devices from anywhere over the Internet.
If you do not want to run your robot off your own pre-made network and would prefer to be able to run the robot anywhere,
you might be more interested in ourWireless Router. By adding a router onto your robot, you
will be able to connect each of the network compatible accessories into it. This will allow for communication between each
of your accessories and if you have a wireless computer(or laptop/phone/tablet/etc), you can also jump onto this network for monitoring outputs
and controlling your robot.
wireless bridge or
router is taken care of, all you need is
any standard network device and something to control it with. On our custom control systems
we utilize an
convert the Ethernet to a RS-232 signal so it can link with almost any
microcontroller. If you have two RS232
devices, such as the microcontroller and a
GPS, you can use the
Wi-Fi Custom Control Interface
Control Interface Package you get all the Wi-Fi components and a custom
control board that is not user configurable (we do build it custom to fit your
application with every order though). Once we have set up this for you, the
software can only be edited by us. This allows someone with very little programming
experience to have access to all abilities of the robot, without learning and writing
their own code.
Programmable WiFi Custom Interface
Alternatively, we also sell a cheaper
Programmable WiFi Custom Interface Package
powered by the Arduino platform. Arduino platforms are an extremely user friendly and easy to learn programming language. With
this option, you will be able to modify the code at any point, even if new devices are added onto your robot. Many examples are
provided by the Arduino community to help you get started. For fresh Arduino users, you should start
For those that want cameras, we have the
Video Server that allows you to connect and stream any standard RCA Camera.
The Etrovision just plugs into the back of the Ethernet bridge and you can then
access and control the cameras from the wireless network or Internet.
IP cameras are available for our
standard WiFi robots. We also offer
custom camera systems with a pan and tilt that is controlled with our
Package (hence the gamepad controller).
Two Way Audio
Two way audio is available and will enable you to send and receive audio through a web interface. This can be another feature of the Etrovision
LED Lights Assembly
LED lights are available as chassis mounted or camera mounted. They are remotely
operated from the software, allowing you to see when it's dark. These LEDs are
very low power,
while still providing a large amount of light. This can be very helpful for night
Pan and Tilt Camera
The pan and tilt camera comes in two options. The first option is a standard IP
camera mounted on our
pan and tilt system. Another option is a
27x zoom assembly that provides a greater
quality picture with the ability to zoom in on what you are viewing. This camera
can also be mounted on our
standard pan and tilt system.