8. Electrical Concepts¶
There are a wealth of useful sensors available to the robotics engineer. These include force, pressure, temperature, light, radiation, and more. If there is a form of energy that can be measured, then there is a sensor to do the measuring. The vast majority of sensors in robotics are electrically powered and operated. This section provides an overview of the standard concepts found in Physics course. A course in sensors as well as courses in mechatronics and instrumentation are the next steps for the developing roboticist.