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Whiskers on Robots

Whiskers on Robots

Sometimes sophisticated sensors based on video cameras, infrared or ultrasound are not quite up to the job, and we have to resort to somewhat more primitive switch-type sensors. These work like an animal’s whiskers (or ‘antennae’ on insects), detecting nearby objects in the environment. When disturbed, a sensor sends a pulse to the robot to indicate that an object is present.

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