We used the Intel Galileo board to act as the "brain" of a mobile robot. After building the robot, we tested it with a simple program, to ensure that all the connections were alright. Then, we built a more complex behavior using the Galileo board by making the robot avoid obstacles while moving around.
There are, of course, many ways to improve this project. For example, you can connect more sensors to the robot. One way would be to connect a digital compass to the robot and use it to get the direction that the robot is facing toward. That way, you can program the robot to turn from a given angle, without having to guess the speed of its wheels.
In the next chapter, you will see how to use the MQTT protocol on your Galileo board, which will allow you to control your Galileo projects in real time from anywhere in the world.