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April 13, 2008

Map Bot – Floor Mapping Robot

at 6:01 am. Filed under Complex Hacks, DIY Hacks, Electronic Hacks

Have a look at Map Bot over at GlacialWanderer, this robot is in the early stages but when it’s done it will be able to map out a floor. The main sensor it uses is an ultrasound sensor, one that most of us have seen many times before. But it also uses an interesting bend sensor that I have never seen before. Here are some details of the bend sensor being tested. Does anyone know how these sensors work? I think it may be some sort of piezoelectric mechanism…

"The purpose of this robot is have a bot that can go around and map out a single floor of my house and then use that map to intelligently traverse the mapped area. So far I’ve only written some diagnostic software to verify all the subsystems of this robot are functioning properly."