Kicking the Sensing Habit

Matthew T. Mason

Abstract


Sensor dependency is an affliction that affects an alarming number of robots, and the problem is spreading. In some situations, sensor use is advisable, perhaps even unavoidable. However, there is an important difference between sensor use and sensor abuse. This article lists some of the telltale signs of sensor dependency and reveals the tricks of the trade used on unwitting roboticists by wily sensor pushers.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1609/aimag.v14i1.1032

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