SwarmBots is a project for the Principles of Engineering class at Olin College of Engineering in Needham, MA.

Project Goal

Create a platform of small robots capable of being controlled via social media with a budget of just $250.

Minimum Deliverables

At minimum we want to make two robots able to navigate a known toy-world in a coordinated manner. This includes but is not limited to:

  • Location tracking
  • Coordinated movement
  • Communication between robots and master computer
  • Socially connected web app to allow people all over the world to control the robots

Learning Objectives

  • Improve programming competency of our team members.
  • Understand AI concepts such as path finding
  • Understand electrical systems to achieve wireless communication, obstacle detection, location finding, etc.
  • Learn how to connect robots to the internet and vice-versa.