Servo Magazine ( November 2016 )
Hobby Robotics — It’s Really About Sensors and Programming
By John Blankenship View In Digital Edition
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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