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IJET 2011 Vol.3(3): 215-219 ISSN: 1793-8236
DOI: 10.7763/IJET.2011.V3.227

Operating Radio-Controlled Cars by a Computer

Chomtip Pornpanomchai and Phichate Sukklay
Abstract—The objective of this research is to operate a radio controlled car by using a computer (ORCCC). The remote controller of a radio-controlled car or RC car is connected to a computer via a parallel port. The ORCCC converted a digital signal to a radio signal and then sent the radio signal to communicate with an RC car. The research was conducted on three types of operations, namely: 1) computer commands to operate an RC car by sending computer commands directly via a parallel port, 2) Thai voice commands to manage an RC car by applying a voice recognition technique, and 3) facial commands to control an RC-car by using an image processing technique. The experimental precisions are 100, 96.6 and 84.11 percent for the computer commands, the voice commands, and the facial commands, respectively.
 
Index Terms—Computer parallel port, Controlled car (RC car), Facial commands, Image processing, Thai voice commands.

Dr. Chomtip Pornpanomchai is an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Information and Communication Technology, Mahidol University, Rama6 road, Rajchathawee, Bangkok 10400, Thailand, e-mail: itcpp@mahidol.ac.th, Tel:662-354-4333.
Phichate Sukklay is an engineering staff at the Faculty of Information and Communication Technology, Mahidol University, Rama 6 road, Rajchathawee, Bangkok 10400, Thailand, e-mail: itpsk@mahidol.ac.th. Tel:662-354-4333.

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Cite: Chomtip Pornpanomchai and Phichate Sukklay, "Operating Radio-Controlled Cars by a Computer," International Journal of Engineering and Technology vol. 3, no. 3, pp. 215-219, 2011.
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