Sensors. Brad Miller Associate Director, WPI Robotics Resource Center. Why Use Sensors?. Robot Internal State Banner sensors Limit switches Potentiometers on arms Accelerometers for tilt angle Gyros for direction Encoders for speed Robot position (usually) field relative
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Brad MillerAssociate Director, WPI Robotics Resource Center
Sensing is converting a quantity that you
want to measure into a useable signal
Perception is the interpretation or under-
standing of these signals.
Sensing: Sound waves -> vibrating eardrums -> signals to brain
Perception: Understanding that I am talking to you about sensors.
* detector continuously reads (always on)