Ultrasonic navigation

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[DEFINITION]
A technology that guides a mobile object along a specific path by detecting position with ultrasonic waves.

[DESCRIPTION]
Major ultrasonic navigation system configurations are as follows´╝Ü 1) the ultrasonic transmitter is mounted on the robot and the ultrasonic receiver is installed in the external environment, 2) the ultrasonic transmitter is installed in the external environment and the ultrasonic receiver is mounted on the robot, and 3) the ultrasonic sensor which itself emits ultrasonic waves and detects the echo is installed either on the robot or in the external environment. Triangulation makes it possible to determine the position of a robot and guide it along a specified path.

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