“Today, we’re going to show you how to get started with the popular line following robot project with your Raspberry Pi SBC and Grove, step by step for beginners!
A line following robot is a robot which is capable of following a path that is predefined by a line on the ground. Although there are many ways to achieve line following in a robot, the most basic ones use infrared (IR) sensors to help the robot keep track of the line.
Why Make Line Following Robots?
While this project is for beginners, don’t look down on the capabilities of a self-navigating robot. Today, these robots are used widely for logistics purposes in stores, warehouses and industries. Even big companies like Amazon use robots for their warehouses, saving costs and creating safer working environments!
While industry-standard robots are surely more advanced than the one we are creating today, make no mistake – this is a great place to start!
Line Following Robot Projects
The fact that there are so many tutorials for making line following robots is testament to just how interesting and educational this project is! For example, take a look at this line following robot created by Circuit Digest.”