A Dust Detection Sensor System for Improvement of a Robot Vacuum Cleaner

청소 로봇 성능 향상을 위한 먼지 검출 시스템

  • Kim, Dong-Hoe (Department of Electrical Engineering, KyungHee University) ;
  • Min, Byung-Cheol (Computer & Information Technology, Purdue University) ;
  • Kim, Donghan (Department of Electrical Engineering, KyungHee University)
  • 김동회 (경희대학교 전자전파공학과) ;
  • 민병철 (퍼듀대학교 컴퓨터정보기술학과) ;
  • 김동한 (경희대학교 전자전파공학과)
  • Received : 2013.04.12
  • Accepted : 2013.09.02
  • Published : 2013.10.01


In this paper, we develop a dust detection sensor system capable of identifying types of dust for an improvement of a robot vacuum cleaner. The dust detection sensor system is composed of a set of infra-red sensors: a single transmitter and multiple receivers. Given the fixed amount of light transmitted from the transmitter, the amount of light coming in multiple receiver sensors varies, depending on the type and density of dust that is passing between the transmitter and the receivers. Therefore, the type of dust can be identified by means of observing the change of the amount of light from the receiver sensors. For experiments, we use two types of dust, rice and sesame, and validate the effectiveness of the proposed method.


Supported by : 지식경제부, 교육과학기술부


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