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Proprioceptive Sensors - Self-Monitoring

The robot measures a signal originating from within using proprioseptive sensors. These sensors are responsible for monitoring self maintenance and controlling internal status.

Common uses of proprioceptive measurements are for battery monitoring, current sensing, and heat monitoring.

Examples of Proprioceptive Sensors:
  • Global Positioning System (GPS) - The drawbacks of GPS sensors include a slow refresh rate and sensitivity to blackouts.
  • Inertial Navigation System (INS) - The drawbacks of INS include the tendency to drift over time and with temperature.
  • Shaft Encoders - A shaft encoder, also known as a rotary encoder, is an electro-magnetic device that works as a transducer to convert the angular position of a shaft or axle to an analog or digital code.
  • Compass - A compass sensor is used to detect direction and accurately correct motion.
  • Inclinometer - An inclinometer sensor measures the tilt or angle of an axis.