All animals have a variety of senses that help them in everyday life. We’ll talk about interesting non-human senses that some animals possess and the often overlooked human sense of balance which is based on accelerometers and gyroscopes in our vestibular system.
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We learn how to use information from three magnetometers to determine the direction of the Earth’s north magnetic pole.
We learn how to use information from three accelerometers to determine orientation.
Vision is a critically important sense for humans and, in fact, for almost all animals. If it’s useful to us then surely it would be a useful sensor for robots.
A robot joint is a mechatronic system comprising motors, sensors, electronics and embedded computing that implements a feedback control system.
We learn how accelerometers and gyroscopes can be combined into an inertial navigation system capable of estimating position and orientation of a vehicle, without GPS.
Let’s recap the important points from the topics we have covered about human depth perception, display of 3D images and estimating 3D scene structure using stereo and other types of sensors.
Is it acceptable that self-driving cars will cause accidents if they kill fewer people than human drivers? When an accident occurs is it a moral or a legal issue?