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Offline abhimohpraTopic starter

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Laser Range Finder
« on: December 15, 2010, 12:37:44 AM »
Hello experts,

We are developing a robot platform.
We are already using Hokuyo URG-04 Laser range finder + Encoder as our sensors. There is little drift in odometry.

Now, There can be a case of steps going down where robot may fall inspite of having proper map and indicating unknown area for steps.

So, we are planning to use IR, which can be set at one end of first steps throwing rays horizontally parallal to step.  Now if robot comes near by then laser range finder will cut the ray of IR. So, that indicates there is a down step.

My question is: Will it be possible for Laser range finder to detect the beam of IR?

Second question: We are planning to use IMU sensor for effective localization. Which is best IMU one can suggest?

- Prasad

 


Offline waltr

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Re: Laser Range Finder
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2010, 08:58:40 AM »
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My question is: Will it be possible for Laser range finder to detect the beam of IR?
Very, very doubtful.  It would be much better to use a separate sensor.

Another plan could be to put sensors on the bottom front of the Bot to detect a surface. This way you wouldn't need to "mark" where the steps are.

Offline abhimohpraTopic starter

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Re: Laser Range Finder
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2010, 05:14:07 AM »
Thanks.

Yes, that is another idea we have thought. We just wanted to reduce the process of robot by removing one hardware :-)

- Prasad

 


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