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Electronic system for floor surface type detection in robotics applications
Author(s): Grzegorz Tarapata; Daniel Paczesny; Łukasz Tarasiuk
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Paper Abstract

The paper reports a recognizing method base on ultrasonic transducers utilized for the surface types detection. Ultra-sonic signal is transmitted toward the examined substrate, then reflected and scattered signal goes back to another ultra-sonic receiver. Thee measuring signal is generated by a piezo-electric transducer located at specified distance from the tested substrate. The detector is a second piezo-electric transducer located next to the transmitter. Depending on thee type of substrate which is exposed by an ultrasonic wave, the signal is partially absorbed inn the material, diffused and reflected towards the receiver. To measure the level of received signal, the dedicated electronic circuit was design and implemented in the presented systems. Such system was designed too recognize two types of floor surface: solid (like concrete, ceramic stiles, wood) and soft (carpets, floor coverings). The method will be applied in electronic detection system dedicated to autonomous cleaning robots due to selection of appropriate cleaning method. This work presents the concept of ultrasonic signals utilization, the design of both the measurement system and the measuring stand and as well number of wide tests results which validates correctness of applied ultrasonic method.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 November 2016
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 10161, 14th International Conference on Optical and Electronic Sensors, 1016111 (10 November 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2249331
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Grzegorz Tarapata, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Daniel Paczesny, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Łukasz Tarasiuk, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10161:
14th International Conference on Optical and Electronic Sensors
Piotr Jasiński, Editor(s)

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