I'm a newbie to robotics atm... after studying everything behind circuitry, mechanics, and programming for a while I decided to build a robot.
My first robot is gonna be a simple rover that uses ir sensor's to avoid obstacles.
After looking at the different spec sheets for the different ir sensors, I couldn't decide wether to get the 1 inch - 12 inch sensor or the 4 inch - 30 inch sensor.
either : http://www.acroname.com/robotics/parts/R146-GP2D120.html
If I go with the gdp12 (longer range), can I program the robot to only react to obstacles located a certain distance from the robot?
Any help would be great