Sharp sensors vs Ultrasonic sensors for a minisumo robot?

Hi.

We are 14 years old students from Spain and are bundled with minisumo robot . We were going to put an ultrasonic sensor but I think the trend is to put sharps infrared ... what do you recommend us ?

Thanks!.

Best regards

I recommend you to use Sharp ir sensor because sharp sensor is accurate than ultrasonic sensor.
ultrasonic sensor is good when you measuring distance to a flat object but many sumobots' front is curved so ultrasonic will not be so good. and noise is lower on sharp ir sensor than ultrasonic sensor.
Good luck to your project!

ThanKs IA2000, Is our first sumo robot.., ya veremos!

Best Regards

Keep in mind the limitations of the ultrasonic sensors, and the strengths of the IR sensors, when designing your sumobot. You can make your robot less sense-able by your competitors. That's as important as making your robot able to sense your competitors.

Thanks Paul!