Hello to All, Happy Memorial Day,
I want to develop a tracking system using a IR LED in a tube, which allows a focused beam (may require a lens). This beam would be able to travel across a room. It could also be a coded number. I want to receive this signal and have my robot track to it. The concept for testing would be to use a universal tv remote as the transmitter and a IR receiver as the receiver, or a security IR beam unit.
I have no idea if this is realistic. I know some have used sound to track a robot. I wanted IR because it can also send numeric data which allows possible navigation if the beams stay a focused beam.
Could it work?