Last week i upgraded my $50 robot with the Sharp IR rangefinder upgrade and loaded the Stampy algorithm code onto the bot. Yet, as I played around with the robot I noticed that the sharp IR rangefinder would many times "miss" the object it should follow and thus spin in a full circle until it found the object (a cereal box, which I held) again.
i was just wondering...if I were to mount a second (or third) Sharp IR rangefinder on top or directly above my current one (yes, it will be the same type of IR rangefinder as I have currently) and program it to follow the same code the first Sharp IR rangefinder used for object following, would this decrease the chances of my robot "missing" an object i want it to follow??
But first of all, would this be possible??.
My assumption is that if I have two sensors, if one "misses" the object, there is still a chance that the second sensor might have 'detected' the object and therefore the robot will not lose track of the object it's following. Overall minimizing the probability that my robot will move past the object it needs to follow.
If this idea is incorrect, or using the same stampy algorithm for the second sensor will not work, could you please give me advice on how I can accurately follow and object...