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Basics: How Do I Choose Appropriate Sensors?

Posted on February 06, 2012

By Coleman Benson & filled under Industry, Where to Start.

For a robot to react to its environment, it must first obtain information about its surroundings. Robots are not limited to just sight, sound, touch, smell and taste. Robots can not only sense but give accurate values for a variety of environmental factors that humans are otherwise unaware of or incapable of doing.  Measure Distance [...]
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How to Make a Robot – Lesson 7: Using Sensors

Posted on April 04, 2011

By Carlos Asmat & filled under How To Make a Robot.

Lessons Menu: Lesson 1 – Getting Started Lesson 2 - Choosing a Robotic Platform Lesson 3 - Making Sense of Actuators Lesson 4 - Understanding Microcontrollers Lesson 5 - Choosing a Motor Controller Lesson 6 – Controlling your Robot Lesson 7 - Using Sensors Lesson 8 - Getting the Right Tools Lesson 9 - Assembling a Robot Lesson 10 - Programming a Robot Unlike humans, robots [...]
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... way from a complete robot as I need to get a array of ultrasonic sensors and IR so it can navigate though the house without ... a 10amp switch, 8 amp slow blow fuses, as well as thermal epoxy i already used on the motor controller and ...
2011-02-04 00:31 by DocDoc
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... camera, such as the CMUCam or POB-EYE vision sensors . This really does depend on what you need to do with the video. The same deal applies to thermal imagery, although no vision systems are ... imaging. However, a microcontroller a thermal array sensor may prove useful. Thermal cameras are ...
2009-04-27 11:18 by Jbrunet
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... more time. Today, you can find specialized sensors that you can connect very fast to your microcontroller. ... I will probably try the devantech 8 pixel thermal array sensor that RobotShop offer. A little bit expensive, ...
2008-04-04 10:55 by cameleon
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... And what happens when you decide you want a thermal array sensor or something like that? P.S. NASA would make ... as a camera, radio, gripper, general i/o for custom sensors, etc. And all of the modules can be access via the ...
2007-07-18 22:17 by robodude666
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... uses a 4WD1 Rover, a BS2p, a PING))), a TPA81 Thermal Sensor Array, and a couple of PICs to build a heat sensing/tracking ... I just purchased one of the Devantech Thermal Array Sensors (TPA81) from Jameco (Robot Store) and hooked it ...
2007-07-12 22:23 by TCIII
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... is usually the case for other I2C/Serial based sensors. I'd still love to see some other I2C based ... light sensor), etc. :D I'd suggest the TPA01 thermal array sensor too, but it might be a bit out of the range ...
2007-03-14 14:18 by linuxguy
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... C brackets instead of the long C brackets. Sensors attach to the "wings" on the U channel as ... middle of the U channel with an TPA81 (i2c) thermal array sensor. A compass module (i2c) will be mounted on ...
2007-02-24 16:44 by linuxguy
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use a thermal array and detect for 98.6 degrees on an A/D channel....or something

http://www.robotshop.ca/home/products/robot-parts/sensors/thermal-array-sensors/index.html

It's expensive but is a drop in a bucket next to a $2,000 biped =)
2006-07-18 20:30 by mdiv
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