ROVer Robot D96: Dynamic Sensor Response Testing and a Sensor Mount Compromise, for now.
Last week we ran into the issue of how ROVer can recognize, and respond to, obstacles that he encounters that are not at right-angles to his chassis. I spent a bunch of time over the weekend thinking through different mounting options for either the forward Ultrasonic sensors or even relocating ROVer’s side IR sensors, but I came to the conclusion that it’s a problem that is best addressed in the future, after I have some more real-world testing under my belt.
So, for now, we left the sensors as they are and we’ll see how much of a problem this presents as we start with some dynamic sensor response testing in relation to an updated “Hallway” program that I put together in ROVer’s cloud-based Command Center. We don’t get far with the test that I had intended, but we do make progress in updating ROVer’s code to differentiate between certain sensor events as they relate to the programs and commands being executed.