Wednesday, November 18, 2015

A concept of height

Touch sensors on the robot's head versus on the robot's base can define a difference in height. A Vernier barometer raised and lowered by as little as a few feet can detect and define a height change.  A hill can be defined by the pattern of altitude change as a robot climbs and descends it.  A gyro sensor can detect the accompanying changes in inclination of the robot ("pitching"). gps sensors can also give altitude information but they are much less sensitive.

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