A camera on a robot might sound a bit intrusive.
But by combining the two technologies it could get students to think beyond table-top variety, and consider the real-world applications. (Think self-driving cars with that clunky sensor on top…)
So this week we took the Robot Maze Challenge to the next level – adapting a camera to see what the robot sees as it goes through the maze.
Dr. Bill Johnson was here today and helped the students think through a new maze that could be navigated with both a color sensor and an ultrasonic sensor. We built a new maze with cardboard boxes. Notice the extra obstacles the bot has to avoid.
This is what the camera sees.
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