Today I am going to be talking about some design work I've been doing for Ardie. If you recall, I recently discussed testing two new sensors for Ardie that I would be using for his eyes here. Since the tests went well, my next step was to determine where and how I wanted to mount those sensors on Ardie. In order to do that, I put together some schematics and Matlab code. Laying out the geometry of the sensors in the schematics allowed me to derive the mathematical relationships between where I mounted the senors, and what the field of view (FOV) of the sensors in front of Ardie would be. I could then use this math in Matlab code to vary the sensor mounting locations to determine which positions gave Ardie the optimal viewing field.
Please note, all materials for this project can be found in my dropbox account here.