Sensors

The robot will need to be able to detect a lot of things about his environment in order to function safely and intelligently in a household setting. He will use webcam eyes in order to have "computer vision". The vision will consist of taking still frame images of his surroundings and using pixel scan detection algorithms to establish and identify objects around him. He will also use sonar to measure distances from himself to various objects around him. He will use strain gauges (aka pressure sensors) to measure the amount of tension placed on his muscle fibers (strings) in order to know if his muscles are about to snap from the pressure being exerted on them (he is over straining himself) or in order to detect a collision. For example, if he were swinging his arms while walking and detected an abnormal amount of tension placed on his arm fibers that shouldn't have been there, he will know that his swinging arm just made contact with my 5-year-old child's head. He would then have to stop swinging his arm forward immediately so that he will not send the child airborne during the follow through motion of the arm swing. These tension sensors can also be placed in the fingertips to detect how much pressure he is using to grab some object. If he were grabbing an egg, for example, he would not want to grip so hard that he cracks the egg. Or, for example, if he were to grab a pencil off a desk, he would use his pressure sensors to detect whether his clasping shut fingers have yet laid hold of the pencil he is closing his fingers in on. In other words they will provide tactile feedback.

Note: the photo at the top is a photo of strain gauges (aka "pressure sensors").


 
 
 
 
 
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