I'm making a robot which is going to have a holonomic mecanum drive. The doubt that I'm having is that should I use rotary encoders for doing so.
The bot will be manually controlled so would it be possible for me to ignore the rotary encoders?
The thing is that I need to decide whether or not I'll be using motors with rotary encoders in my robot.
What I'm thinking:
Is it really necessary for me to use rotary encoders for implementing holonomic drive? I know that holonomic motion is attained through the appropriate vector sum of velocities generated by the motors. But since the bot is going to be manually controlled, can't I ignore the accuracy of the motion(by not using rotary encoders) as the controlling human might himself be managing those errors simply by seeing the bot's motion.