Survey of Robotic Applications for Odor-Sensing Technology

@article{Russell2001SurveyOR,
  title={Survey of Robotic Applications for Odor-Sensing Technology},
  author={R. Andrew Russell},
  journal={The International Journal of Robotics Research},
  year={2001},
  volume={20},
  pages={144 - 162}
}
  • R. A. Russell
  • Published 1 February 2001
  • Engineering
  • The International Journal of Robotics Research
This paper presents a review of the current status of chemical sensing as a sensory modality for mobile robots. Of the numerous techniques that are available for detecting chemicals, only a few have so far proved suitable for robotics applications. These are described and evaluated. To infer useful information from readings of chemical concentration, attention must be paid to the control and/or measurement of airflow close to the sensor. Experiments that incorporate aspects of airflow control… 

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