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Offline offyTopic starter

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Set a base for robot
« on: October 24, 2009, 05:19:47 PM »
I want a way so I can have a "base" for my robot. So when it is out and about, and when signaled to go to base, it knows where to go. What hardware would be needed to do this?

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Re: Set a base for robot
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2009, 06:01:08 PM »
The common way to to have a beacon at the base that the robot can detect and determine the direction to. Then the robot moves to the beacon.

Modulated IR light has been used most successfully but the robot must have 'line of sight' to the beacon. RF (radio) has also been used but the biggest difficultly is for the robot to determine the direction to the RF source.

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Re: Set a base for robot
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2009, 01:34:53 AM »
what about checkpoints throughout your house or wherever?
so the robot must not have a line of sight to the base, just a checkpoint, once at the checkpoint it will have a line of sight to the next checkpoint/base?


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