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BeagleBone Robotic Projects by Richard Grimmett

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Chapter 7. Avoiding Obstacles Using Sensors

In the previous two chapters, we covered wheeled and tracked movement and then legged movement. Now your robot can move around. But what if you want the robot to sense the outside world, so you don't run into things? In this project, you'll discover how to add some sensors to help us avoid barriers.

Mission briefing

We've covered creating robots using a wheeled/track base and robots that can move using legs. In this chapter, you will be introduced to some of the basics of sensors, particularly sensors that can help you avoid objects by alerting you to them.

Why is it awesome?

Your robot will take quite a beating if it continually runs into walls, or off the edge of a surface. Let's help your robot avoid ...

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