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Build and Program Your Own LEGO Mindstorms EV3 Robots by Marziah Karch

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9. Engineering the Floor-Cleaning Robot

In Chapter 8, “More MINDSTORMS Programming: The Line-Following Robot,” you made a line-following robot using the basic robot design from Chapter 7, “Make Your First EV3 Program,” and the color sensor. You also used the screen display and EV3 speakers to add the finishing touches. In this chapter, you build upon the skills you learned to construct the line-following robot and make a floor-cleaning robot.

Like the line-following exercise, the floor-cleaning exercise is another classic problem for robotics. Sometimes classrooms ignore the engineering part of this problem and just ask students to program a robot that visits all the spots on a grid. You’re not going to do that. Your robot should actually be ...

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