Measuring distances using sensors

Topic Description

In this module students will:

  • Understand the basics of measuring distance and its application

  • Learn to use distance sensors to determine the robot’s location with respect to the target.

  • Use reading from the sensor to avoid obstacles or stop before the object

  • Learn the concept and basic application of On/Off control and Proportional Control

  • Write a quick program for Robot Wall Follow

At the end of this module, students will be able to:

  • Determine the robot’s current position with respect to the target

  • Get their robot to stop before the mark or avoid obstacles using sensors

  • Use Proportional Feedback Control to control the robot’s speed and achieve more accurate results.

  • Develop an autonomous wall-following program

To complete this module, review and do the tasks outlined in each section, and successfully pass the module quiz at the end.