Infrared sensors: purposes and uses

When equipped with an infrared sensor, your programmable robot will be able to detect and assess obstacles.

Infrared sensors are generally reasonably priced, and are available for virtually all types of robotics platform. The precision, scope and number of infrared sensors can vary from kit to kit.

Infrared sensors: want to know more?

Unlike an ultrasonic sensor, an infrared sensor improves precision. On the down side, it has a smaller cone angle and a shorter range.

It is sensitive not only to sources of light containing a high level of infrared radiation, but also to the colour and nature of obstacles.

How does an IR sensor work

The infrared sensor is one of the best-selling data sensors in robotics.

Infrared sensor – order one now through the Génération Robots online store!