The Pi-TopCEED computer with Raspberry Pi on the test bench
What we think of the hardware The Pi-TopCEED consists of a high-quality screen that is a pleasant size to use. It uses a Raspberry Pi 3...
One of the main characteristic of a robot is to perceive the world around him and also to obtain information on himself. These proprioceptive data and the information it retrieves on what surrounds it, the robot will use it to move and to manipulate its environment ... The degree of autonomy of the robot is dependent on the program and algorithms that were provided to him and underlying information from its sensors.
In this category you will find the sensors that you need to give your robot so that your program can make your "intelligent" robot can. Many sensors are available here.
You do not know where to start? These pack of electronic components and sensors are good choices to add perception capabilities to your robot.
Measure speed variations, tilts, inclination and acceleration thanks to accelerometers. The accelerometer is one of the most widely used sensor in mobile robotics.
Stabilize your mobile or humanoids robots thanks to gyroscopes or inertial measurement unit (IMU). The gyroscopes measure rotation.
A compass sensor is very useful for a mobile robot. This gives him a fixed reference. Coupled with other sensors such as encoders and distance sensors, you can get mobile robots able to move and to locate independently and effectively in an environment.
Vision is a high level feature for a robot. Being able to distinguish shapes and colors in a scene, here's the challenge with a camera mounted on the robot.
Add touch sensors and bending sensors to your robots
Measure voltage and current on your robot using various sensors
To detect an obstacle before bumping into it, to model the environment in 2D or 3D , to measure the distance of an element, these are all tasks that can be performed by distance sensors. Generally, in robotics, three technologies are used, often in complementary manner. This is infrared, ultrasound and laser. These 3 techniques are different in…
The sensors shown here are often used in outdoor robotics applications. GPS sensors will provide absolute position information, as barometers and altimeters will give information about the altitude of the robot.
Manage time functions easily using the real-time clocks.
Measure temperature and humidity using these sensors. These sensors can be used as external sensors (environmental sensors) or as internal sensors to the robot.
These sensors detect motion or gesture. This opens a lot of new ways to triggers autonomous behaviors for your robot.
Sensitivity to light or colors is a behavior that is common in nature. In robotics, this sensitivity is often reproduced to model simple behaviors like behaviors of insects. Highest level of behavior, such as the pursuit of a colored ball by a robot are also made using color sensors.
Sensors for health, biosensors and chemical sensors. For your most imaginative creations!
Detect sounds and other noise levels to trigger bioinspired robotic behaviors.