Returning to home base
March 9, 2009
I have an idea for a robot that would also involve it going to a wall charger when the batteries get low. I have an idea for it to send out an IR signal when the batteries get weak. The signal is received by the charging unit and it turns on a laser light. When the robot roams through the beam it detects it and uses it to align itself with the charging unit.
Does anyone else have any ideas for getting a robot to return to a "home base"? As always I like ideas that are as cheap as possible so they can be easily copied. I know GPS could be used but like I said I like cheap ;) Feel free to discuss ANY idea no matter how absurd. If I use your idea you get nothing but a THANK YOU when I document my robot and a chance to see your idea implemented. Hey we're open source and I'm on a budget!