It’s great to see all of the ideas on manipulating the control panel. One topic I haven’t seen discussed is color recognition and venue lighting. The color temperature and spectrum emitted by venue lighting varies widely, and it is something that you need to accommodate on your robot.
Some things to consider:
- use a light on your robot to illuminate the control panel where your sensor is looking
- calibrate your robot at the event
- looking upward and lighting the underside might provide a more controlled solution than doing the same looking downward
I’m sure there are other ideas on how to deal with this variation.