Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Robosapien V2 - Left/Right Orientation

Robosapien V2 - Left/Right Orientation

There seems to be a lot of confusion about LEFT and RIGHT when it comes to the Robosapien V2 robot.  

This is because the robot is an INFRARED controlled toy unit and it was designed to be operated when FACING the user, as the robot is a lot more fun when viewed from the front.

The remote control oriented talk uses the perspective of the operator:

BUT the robot's own inner markings talk about the robot using its own orientation:

So the orientation depends on the eye of the beholder:

  • If you are operating the Robosapien V2 via the remote control, you should use the "remote control orientation".  This also goes for ARDUINO or other forms of remote control
  • If you are physically working on the robot, like repairing it, use the "robot orientation"

P.S.  My thanks to nocturnal and Wowee for the pictures above.


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