and it is some pretty intense coding
Would i be able to get off with an IR transmitter and receiver?
mounting something on the person and having the robot follow that
Quoteand it is some pretty intense codingIt's a suprisingly difficult problem.QuoteWould i be able to get off with an IR transmitter and receiver? Caution: scroll down to "Marathon Robot - October 1997"http://www.theregister.co.uk/2000/07/04/home_truths_bionic_man_takes/
Quotemounting something on the person and having the robot follow thatA serial cable ? I would go for sound beacon, and let the robot do sweep scans with a microphone.
Well what if i were to operate this thing only inside for the time being. Keep in mind that it would be a well lit room where sunlight could come in. Would the IR work?
Remember that after you solve the "BEARING" (which direction?) problem (IF you can solve it!), you then have the "RANGE" (how far?) problem which is even WORSE. How does the robot know when to slow down or stop to avoid running over the person? These are far more difficult problems that you probably realize. People have been working on them for years.
The problem I am having is when I rotate the sensor left, forward, and right to detect the closest object. The code is straight forward and should work, except it doesn't.