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Accelerometer is a sensor that measures acceleration.

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Writing IMU accelerometer data into as twist messages into cmd_vel

I am reading accelerometer data from the wiimote /wiimote/state topic. A sample of the data I'm working with is as follows: ...
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Accuracy of monocular visual-inertial odometry

I am currently considering to use monocular visual-inertial odometry to localize a smartphone relative to a known object. Now, what I would like to understand, is what kind of accuracy I can expect ...
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Is pose estimation using images necessary in visual-inertial SLAM

In visual SLAM, pose estimation is performed between two adjacent frames or keyframes using feature detection and pose estitmation from corresponding features. However in visual-inertial SLAM, pose ...
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How reliable are IMUs for a long usage (6 hours) rotation (only) tracking?

I know they are bad for positional tracking and drift from actual position over time but would like to know what is the situation with rotation only. I know Oculus DK1 used ordinary off-the-shelf ...
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measurement model of the accelerometers in IMU

I am new to IMU. About the measurements from IMU, different materials give different explanations. From the link: https://www.it.uu.se/edu/course/homepage/systemid/vt14/tokp2.pdf Here the b maybe ...
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KF/ EKF - Modelling and tuning noise matrices and other parameters

I am developing C++ code to estimate roll and pitch of a camera using accelerometer and gyroscope. The roll, pitch and yaw are in my state space ($X_t$) and the process is modeled as: $\bar{X_t} = X_{...
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Orientation estimation using gyro and accelerometer when sensor platform has high acceleration

I am trying to estimate the orientation of a sensor platform using gyroscope and accelerometer. I am using a Kalman filter based approach. I integrate the readings ...
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Accelerometers used for gestures

I wanted to implement Gestures of any movement (can be linear or non-linear) without using training mechanism. I just used property of accelerometers when moved in certain direction, gives change in ...
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How can I use roll, pitch and yaw data to have a quadcopter level itself automatically?

I am creating a quadcopter by using Arduino, Gyro IMU6050 and other electronics equipment. I want to know how to program it to level itself automatically. I also was successful by reading the raw ...
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How to stabilise the Gyro drift using 6DOF

I am trying to write quoternion using 6DOF. I am having gyro data which are noisier and unable to get stable quoternion. I used Mohany's filter and complimentary filter but still dont have luck. Find ...
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Accelerometers in a self-balancing robot, can't we do better?

I'm currently reading on self-balancing robots that use an IMU (gyroscopes + accelerometers) to estimate their current tilt angle. Most documents that I have found say the same things: You can't ...
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Integrating Instantaneous Accelerations taken at discrete time intervals

I am trying to integrate instantaneous linear and angular acceleration taken at discrete time intervals (1/100 seconds, 100hz). data is collected beforehand, and integration is done offline, I only ...
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Yaw from accelerometer? No! So what do these equations actually mean?

note: I'm just a day or so into the use of inertial measurements and trying to learn everything at once, this may be a noob question (it's my first here). I have seen this image of "Figure 8" in ...
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IMU measurement model

I read in this set of slides on p.11 that the IMU measurements, such as acceleration are affected by bias and noise, as expressed in this equation: $_B \mathbf {\tilde a} _{WB}(t) =\ \mathbf R_{BW}(...
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How would i implement position and heading readings into my SLAM system?

I am trying to build a low-cost SLAM system with an MPU-6050 and GY-271 (magnetometer). Currently, i have a robot with an Arduino that collects the sensor data and a Raspberry Pi that (hopefully) will ...
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Compensation for IMU mounting misalignment

I have an MPU6050 IMU and I would like to mount it on an FSAE car and use it to measure the yaw, pitch, roll, and angular velocities as it drives. As it's impossible to mount it perfectly flat and ...
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Coordinate transform of accelerometer on rigid body

I have a question about something that seems like it would be pretty basic, but so fair I haven't been able to find a whole lot of discussion on the issue. It's possible I'm not not familiar enough ...
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How can there be a difference in quaternion values of two points taken from sensors where the orientation is exactly same?

I have two situations- A) One, the body with sensor embedded in it kept at rest. B) Second, the body is at rest for 10 secs, then undergoes some movement randomly and comes back to the exact ...
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Does multiple IMU increase accuracy

I'm just starting up with IMU's and I really want to work on my own flight controller, but a question always hits my mind and I am not able to find answer anywhere, so I'm here. Will multiple IMUs ...
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How can I compensate for pendulum and cart motion when using an accelerometer to detect the tilt angle?

I have an accelerometer mounted to an inverted pendulum (i.e. a cart-pole robot) which I'm using to measure the tilt angle from the vertical upright position (+y direction). If the inverted pendulum ...
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Explanation of Quadcopter Dynamics, Components and Control

I am about to build my own quadcopter from scratch. However i am having problem with understanding how it is possible to control the quadcopter without knowing the current rpm of the BLDC motors. ...
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which is best IMU for Quad-Copter [closed]

Actually i am trying to write my own Flight Controller for Quad-Copter that is controlled by Remote over radio signals.So for a flight controller i have to buy a inertial measurement unit(IMU).So ...
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Problem with angle calculation

I'm using MPU6050(accelerometer+gyro) connected to ATmega328P microcontroller, but probably it isn't even important in my case. In my project, I need an angle around the X axis. And it's calculated ...
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How to transform Accelerometer data from the robots frame to the world frame

I'm current workin on an EKF for an carlike robot and I'm not sure how to transform the IMU accelerometer data to offset the roll, pitch and yaw and get the acceleration with respect to the ground. I'...
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How to interpret and use values of an accelerometer

Currently, I'm building a quadcopter using Arduino. To make the copter able to stabilize I use an mpu6050 accelerometer + gyroscope. I understand that I can get the angle of rotation by integrating ...
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Angles from gyroscope readings using quaternions

I am using gyroscope only to get real time angles as I move the IMU using a micro controller. I am able to get angles at a pretty decent accuracy(2 to 3 degree error). I am using quaternions for ...
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What sensors and algorithms are used in Digital Pen for tracking hand writing?

Could anyone tell what are the sensors used in a digital pen which or specifically Equil smart pen and smart marker which can track hand writings. Is it MEMS based??If Yes, Is it MEMS accelerometer ...
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Paradox: I can't use accelerometer measurements to obtain information about my states in a quadcopter?

I'm currently developing an EKF to estimate the position and orientation of a quadcopter. My state vector is comprised of 3D position, 3D velocity, 3 euler angles and the angular velocity vector. ...
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Accelerometer deterministic errors

I am working on MEMS accelerometers, and I want to understand the difference between, Cross axis sensitivity Axis Misalignment Non Orthogonality In literature, people use it interchangeably. ...
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Complimentary filter issues

I'm trying to implement the complimentary filter to get Euler angles using accelerometer and gyroscope data. Attached is the MATLAB code that I have along with a data set. The data corresponds to ...
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Utilizing the inertial sensors in an AR Drone

I'm trying to figure out how to use the inertial sensors in an AR Drone to perform a rough version of dead reckoning. I want to move the drone around a room (without flying it) and using the velocity ...
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Drift in Integrating Angular Acceleration to Angular Velocity using two accelerometer data

I am trying to integrate Angular acceleration obtained from a set of accelerometers positioned specifically at opposite corners of a cube, based on "EcoIMU: A Dual Triaxial-Accelerometer Inertial ...
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Gauss Newton Method for Accelerometer calibration

I am following the code obtained in matlab file exchange for the paper http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/4655611/ He calculates the Hessian matrix as follows using Jacobian Matrix J, ...
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Angular Velocity from dual tri axial accelerometers

Can anyone throw some light on using accelerometers to measure angular acceleration and hence angular velocity. This approach is to avoid gyroscopes due to drifting errors. Any links for this also ...
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Can I use a 3D gimbal system as a simplistic quadcopter IMU(3 axis accelerometer)?

i have 3d gimbal system and i want to use this sensor in place of IMU(3 axsis accelerometer) in Quadcopter
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3 Axis Gimbal Stabilization System can replace with 3 Axis Accelerometer

i have "TAROT ZYX-GS 3-Axis Gimbal Stabilization System ZYX13" sensor that gives me the value of Roll tilt and Pan.The 3 axis accelerometer give me the value of x y and z.so can we use the Gimbal ...
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Localising a robot placed at an unknown position in a known environment

I am a third-year electrical engineering student and am working on an intelligent autonomous robot in my summer vacations. The robot I am trying to make is supposed to be used in rescue operations. ...
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Generate synthetic accelerometer data based on (x,y,z) coordinate

I would like to create a simulation model (basically a signal generator) which will allow me to generate the 3 output signals of an accelerometer based on 3 location input signals (x,y and z). I would ...
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Should I use or not EKF for Baro-Acc altitude estimation?

I've recently implemented a kalman filter to estimate altitude for a small robot with an IMU+Baro sensor mounted on it. My objective is to get max precision I can have, using this two sensor, with ...
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Visualizing raw accelerometer and gyro data

I have an arduino wired to an MPU6050 breakout board. The arduino continuously collects accelerometer and gyroscope data from the MPU6050 and calculates angle and velocity. Simply plotting the ...
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Rotate 3d vector value into a single axis using a rotation quaternion

I want to rotate the whole value of a 3d vector into one axis using quaternion rotations. The reason behind is that I want to align the X and Y Axis of my smartphone with the X and Y Axis of my ...
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Stabilising an inverted pendulum

With the problem of stabilising an inverted pendulum on a cart, it's clear that the cart needs to move toward the side the pendulum leans. But for a given angle $\theta$, how much should the cart move,...
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Instantaneous velocity calculation from accelerometer?

I am trying derive velocity from accelerometer (MPU9250 in sensor-tag board). I saw lot of blogs which talk about noise and exact estimation problems. I started seeing velocity derivation (integration ...
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Using Accelerometer, Gyroscope and any sensor to track speed, position,

Problem Currently working on reverse engineering this application zepp.com/baseball. This is a wearable device that can track a users speed positional tracking when the object makes contact with ...
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Measuring vehicle's forward and lateral acceleration using a smartphone [closed]

I want to measure the acceleration (forward and lateral separately) using an android smartphone device in order to be able to analyse the driving behavior. My approach would be as follows: 1. ...
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If I must fly my drone in bad weather, how can I maintain control of it in strong winds?

If I need to fly a drone in strong winds, how can I stabilize it? Should I use accelerometers and gyroscopes to keep it steady? Or should I just use some flight technique under such circumstances?
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What does “6 degrees of freedom” mean?

I am looking at this page that describes various characteristics of gyroscopes and accelerometers. Close to the end (where they speak about IMUs), the names of the items have something like this: 9 ...
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Do walking robots use accelerometers?

My understanding of walking robots (e.g. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJlkBBdyBYI) is that they use a gyroscope to determine the current orientation of the robot, or each joint of the robot. This ...
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The logic of implementing an Auto-level function in a PID flight controller

So I have multi-rotor with a basic PID controller, that keeps its axis stable through the gyroscope. However, the multi rotor, does not keep its height or position. So I would like to use an ...
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Localization with only IMU [duplicate]

What will be the best approach to get the most localization accuracy out of only an accelerometer and gyroscope?