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Re: To turn or not to turn

On Sat, Nov 13, 1999 at 12:39:38AM -0500, Joyce Poon wrote:
> Basically, what I am saying is that to change direction, the robot
> does not have to turn.  The  obstacle was only an example.  If robot
> "sees" the beacon at some angle, then it can just go towards the signal in
> the req'd direction. There is no need to turn the robot to face that

It really feels like we're just playing with semantics, here...  That
would be my definition of "turn"...

Let me phrase the question this way: from a mechanical standpoint (ie.
construction of the axles and how the drive motors deliver mechanical
power), how would a robot that is able to turn differ from a robot
that is not able to turn?

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