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I have an object to whom I know the x,y,z position, length, width, height, and x,y velocities. Is there a possibility to compute the yaw angle from this information?

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  • $\begingroup$ If you know the xyz position of more points of the object, e.g. each corner then yes, there is. $\endgroup$ – 50k4 May 26 '17 at 8:11
  • $\begingroup$ well if I know that the x and y coordinates corespond to one corner of the object and I know the with and the length $\endgroup$ – Mircea Paul Muresan May 29 '17 at 11:14
  • $\begingroup$ If you only know the x and y of one corner and width and length (scalars) you cannot calculate orientation $\endgroup$ – 50k4 May 29 '17 at 11:16
  • $\begingroup$ I also know my yaw and yaw rate, and my speed, doesn't this help somehow? $\endgroup$ – Mircea Paul Muresan May 29 '17 at 11:18
  • $\begingroup$ In the question you mentioned that you want to compute the yaw... $\endgroup$ – 50k4 May 29 '17 at 11:20
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if you mean by the "x,y,z positions and x,y velocities" just for one point of the object for example: The Mass Center or The Geometrical Center so the answer is No it is not possible, because it's possible for any point of the object to have any value for this parameters "x,y,z positions and x,y velocities" for different Yaw angles
but if you have another constrain or information about the object it may become possible to compute the yaw angle from this information

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