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General Misc => Misc => Topic started by: munl on January 30, 2010, 12:50:51 AM

Title: mapping orientation of rover on a course
Post by: munl on January 30, 2010, 12:50:51 AM
Hi, im trying to design a rover that dodges objects on a predetermined course.  the problem im having right now is if my rover snags a wall and gets disoriented, it loses knowledge of where it would be on the course.  I'm trying to find a way to keep track of the location of my rover on the course and which direction it is facing.

I've looked into a IR transceiver, but the range of the transceiver seems to only reach 20 feet(~6.1 meters).  our course is aprox 30 meters-40 meters.  please message me back on some ideas that i could use.
Title: Re: mapping orientation of rover on a course
Post by: Ro-Bot-X on January 30, 2010, 07:12:54 AM
Do a Google search for Eurobot robots, you may see them using a wireless triangulating system for robot positioning...