10 Mission Instructions
Your mission is to create a remote control car that won't get into an accident.
3. Design: Sensor Placement
Where will you place the distance sensor on your robot? Will it be facing forward so your GoPiGo won’t run into the cat? Or will it be facing backward so your crawling baby sister can’t bump into it?
There’s only one distance sensor so you will have to choose.
You also have to decide how sensitive you want your collision avoidance system to be. If you choose a distance that’s too big, your GoPiGo might not move at all because of the threats of a collision. If you decide on something that’s too short, then there may not be time to avoid the collision. Plan on trying a few different distances before you are happy with your results.
Write down your plan on a piece of paper.