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Offline robotcomponentTopic starter

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I wonder what below robot component is used for?

http://www.robotshop.com/roboard-rm-g212-thermal-array-sensor-2.html

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Offline jwatte

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Re: What This Robot Component Used For? (Thermal Array Sensor)
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2013, 03:27:34 PM »
It gives you a reading of heat in a 16x4 grid in front of the sensor. I imagine it can be used to measure movement of people/animals, as well as detection of presence and direction of fire. There are a number of robot competitions that include fire fighting as an event.

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Re: What This Robot Component Used For? (Thermal Array Sensor)
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2013, 06:36:08 AM »
Primarly for paranormal studies. Ectoplasm has known endothermic properties so ghosts are best imaged in the thermal domain.





































































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I get paid to play with robots - can't beat that with a stick.

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