Adachi micromouse maze solving algorithms

maze2 Going through some old notes, I came across reference to the micromouse maze solving methods described some time ago by Adachi in Japan. While these are apparently quite well known in Japan, they are, as far as I can tell, almost completely unknown in the West. At least, I can’t find any description of them in English anywhere on the web. After a lot of hard work with the Google translator and some assistance from Lem Fugitt, I think I have them pieced together…


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Decimus the wall follower

IMG_2667 We often tell beginners that they can learn a lot by building a non-contact wall following micromouse. If it can keep track of where it is and knows when it is in the centre of the maze, most of the hard problems have been solved. To get to that stage, you need working sensors, reliable motor control and good information about the maze and the mouse’s position in the maze…


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