Tuesday, October 18

SMART SENSORS DUMB BRAINS

A preamble on brainless robots.


CASCADING MULTI STAGE ANALOGUE TIMING CIRUCTS

With most modern robots being augmented by adding more powerful micro processors and more complex sensors, often requiring their own daughter board, just to process their signals to a useable format, Their is growing concern that robot hacking may not be achivable by the average joe.
To address this need, plug and perform sensors that supply a standard analoge signal that could be processed using tranistorised circuts, relays and manual switching need to be developed to make the augmentation a simple affair. These sensors should be transistorized not chip circuts for facilitating domestic repairs. A further benifit of this system would be cross robot sensor placements making for cheaper operating costs if you need to have a robot end effecttor, specific to your needs.These effectors would be cabable of triggering from exsisting sensors in the droid but then perform on their own using simple circuts giving the required feedback to perform complex functions. Staged commands would be "coded" by hardwired timers like 555 chips so that if a circut fails a semi skilled operator could jump the problem with a trace by utilizing spare transistor nuerons.

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