Servo Magazine ( November 2016 )
Hobby Robotics — It’s Really About Sensors and Programming
Hobbyists new to robotics often wonder what sensors their first robot should have, but seldom appreciate the role programming plays when turning sensor data into a robotic behavior. If a robot is going to be more than a remote control toy, it is going to need a variety of sensors to interact with its environment by recognizing various situations and responding with appropriate actions. Simulators can make it easy to acquire this knowledge before constructing or purchasing a robot that does not meet your needs.
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