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Infrared sensors

The infrared ranging modules that are being considered for this platform are Sharp GP2D02 type sensors. These sensors are able to detect an object in the range of 10cm to approximately 80cm.
These modules will be mounted on the periphery of the sonar modules to detect obstacles coming up at an angle to the platform. As well a sensor will be mounted on each side of the platform to allow for wall following, and hallway traversal, this will be possible by keeping the distance signal on each side of the platform the same.
Finally drivers need to be written to control these modules, these drivers will be written in a similar way to the sonar drivers.

Jordan Reynolds 2003-05-29