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Sensor Robot Maze
A robot is a machine that gathers data about its environment with a sensor and uses that information to follow instructions to perform a task. The sensor sends information in the form of electronic signals back to the robot’s controller circuit.
Robots that have the ability to move to different locations on their own use two types of motion: sequential (following an orderly pattern) and random (following no pattern). The robot in this project has a sensor that reacts to vibrations from sound or physical contact. It moves forward, but when it senses a high pitched-noise (such as a hand clap) or a vibration from physical contact with an obstacle, it retreats by reversing and turning left for a preset time before continuing forward on a new course.
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