If you can’t explore the Moon or Mars … you can always explore your neighborhood!
The main goal of this project is to alter a remote controlled vehicle and control it via Internet Telerobotics using the Mobile Telephone Network (WWAN - Wireless Wide Area Network) 3.5G or 4G (Long Term Evolution) and as an alternative you can always use WiFi networks.
For this challenge it is necessary to make some modifications to a remote-control car, adapting and equipping it with the necessary software and hardware in order to achieve the objectives stated above.
This first video shows th 3D Sketch of the Mobile Earth Rover.
Now form 3D to the real word, this second video shows some parts of the building stage and some initial test runs using the 3.5G network. The vehicle is equipped with a boom camera arm that allows 1st and 3rd person viewing, the camera also preforms pan and tilt movements.
This last video shows a test run in various places, where the maximum distance from the control room to the vehicle exceeds 1 Kilometer :
The vehicle has the capability of driving for 5 continues hours and In theory you can drive all over the place, as long as you have 3.5G coverage, the maximum i dared to go was about 1 km from base without supervision.