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Questions tagged [navigation]

Navigation is a field of study that focuses on the process of monitoring and controlling the movement of a craft or vehicle from one place to another. Robot navigation includes exploration, mapping, localization, path planning and path execution

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Indoor GPS 3D for navigation

I'm looking Indoor GPS system for agriculture tasks in a greenhouse. I want to make an autonomous robot who can navigate by "GPS", I want the system to be 3D (x,y,z) and allowing the I can use robotic ...
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Mobile robot navigation without static map

I am working on an autonomous mobile robot based on ROS. All the tutorials and examples requires a static map which need to be generated in order to do the localization and mapping. Do i need to ...
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Degrees of Freedom in Affine Transformation and Homogeneous Transformation

I understand that a 2D Affine Transformation has 6 DOF and a 2D Homogeneous Transformation has 8 DOF. However, how can I identify what those independent paramters are? If we consider Euclidean ...
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Question about dynamic window approach (integration)

I would like to use the dynamic window approach for collision avoidance. I have red the paper The Dynamic Window Approach to Collision Avoidance from Fox Burgard and Thrun (https://www.ri.cmu.edu/...
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Range Only Kalman Filter

My question concerns the proper way to implement a Kalman Filter using range only information for localization. Imagine I have a robot moving within an environment and over time he receives some range ...
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Position-Attitude Kalman filter with Quaternions

I want to design an EKF to estimate the position of a UAV. If I were doing this with Euler angles then I would have a state vector that would look like \begin{bmatrix}north&east&down&...
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Weather based navigation

I would like to develop a sort of weather-aware navigation system for a small long-range UAV. The UAV is powered by Ardupilot and a Raspberry Pi as a companion computer, with a 3G connection and ...
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Plot Robot Position Ackerman Steering

EDIT: Solved by Petch who noticed my axes were not to scale. I am trying to plot the (x,y) position of a robot using ackerman steering in Matlab. Imput data: CenterDist: Distance traveled by robot ...
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Deciding to turn left or right based on graph path

I'm designing a line following robot that can navigate to different points in a map that can be represented by graph theory. I have implemented a dijkstra algorithm, which provide the correct path to ...
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SVO edgelet computation

One of the nice contributions of SVO is that it has proposed a way to use 2d edge features in pose optimization by point-to-line constraint. But in the actual code, I could not find where it is ...
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Calculating covariance of parameter estimation from Hessian

I need a covariance of parameter estimation for reliability estimation. According to the this post, I know the approximation of the Hessian can be calculated as $$ \sigma^2 H^{-1} = C $$ where H is ...
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Delayed Kalman navigation based on two way ranges

I am interested to know the basic principle of the "Delayed KF" when considering an underwater robot aiming to localize it self using a LBL system. More practically, in order to calculate the ...
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What is an “actuation state”

The paper A Feedforward Control Approach to the Local Navigation Problem for Autonomous Vehicles by Alonzo Kelly uses the term actuation space. Feedforward solves the historically significant ...
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Create a Bitmap image from a Gazebo simulation

I'm part of a team that tries to build a robot for a project. After some research on the net I found quite a few articles that treats the subject of mapping an environment in real time for a robot. ...
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Autonomous vessel general design

I have been asking a couple of questions here and around on autonomous boats and finally I decided to post the design and gather some feedback. The idea is to build a small vessel capable of advanced ...
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Implementation of the pure pursuit algorithm

I am trying to implement the pure pursuit tracking algorithm but i dont know if my code is right because i am getting strange values for the distance to the track point. I think i am doing a stupid ...
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Robotic vessel navigation using GIS datasets

I am trying to build an autonomous vessel able to plan the best route to a certain waypoint or to follow a pre-defined route. Currently, I have imported Esri GIS files containing elevation data (...
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Holonomics Movement vs Holonomics Constraint

I'm reading Mechanics of Robotic Manipulation by Matthew T Mason and I stumbled upon the concept of kinematic constraints. The book mentioned about two types of constraints: holonomic and nonholonomic ...
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Controlling Pepper using ROS

I am trying to implement FastSLAM 1.0 and I am using sensory and control data acquired from Pepper via ROS to evaluate my implementation. However I am having major issues when I try and control Pepper'...
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How to move a robot to a point while avoiding obstacles?

I am trying to move a robot in a straight line from point A, to point B. The robot's primary sensor is a Hokuyo URG-04LX-UG01 LIDAR that gives me the magnitude and direction of each point it detects ...
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How to efficiently update a local Cartesian frame when traveling over long distances on a curved earth

I have a mobile robot which receives GPS position (lat/lon) and has an IMU for handling gaps in GPS service. I want to be able to conduct short distance planning in a Cartesian plane, but the robot ...
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Is there an open source autonomous vehicle simulator with control over traffic? [closed]

As a part of my research work I'm supposed to build or use an existing autonomous vehicle simulator, in which I can also control the behaviour of the traffic in the system, I was searching on Google ...
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What is the intuitive explanation of using Jacobian of observation model while calculating Kalman gain in EKF SLAM?

The idea of using Kalman gain in EKF SLAM is to figure out how much we trust our motion model and sensor/observation model. As explained in The Extended Kalman Filter: An Interactive Tutorial for Non-...
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Are there any open source path planning libraries that implement Voronoi diagram techniques?

I've been looking into path planning for a non-holonomic robot with 3 DOF in a 2D plane and recently learned about Voronoi diagrams but I cannot find any open source planning libraries that use this ...
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How quickly can a driverless vehicle generate control commands?

Can anyone give me a typical frequency that a driverless vehicle could generate steering and motor thrust commands? I am trying to model a driverless vehicle in MatLab. Right now the vehicle is ...
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SLAM: Why use two cameras (stereo) if SLAM can be done using single camera (monocular)?

I am aware that algorithm for monocular SLAM is complex compared to stereo SLAM. But my question is if by any means it is possible to do SLAM using one camera why one should use two cameras to do the ...
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Autonomous boat obstacle avoidance

I am currently considering joining the MicroTransat challenge and develop an autonomous boat able to survive the harsh Ocean environment. However, as for security and to ensure the boat doesn't sink ...
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Advise on ROS move_base costmap footprint not connected error

I'm using ROS indigo in my project and all the nodes and visualisation (Rviz) seems to be functional when I launch the program using roslaunch. Here are the sensors used in the scooter: Hokuyo Lidar ...
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How can we solve the problem of robot size in sensor based motion planning?

As you know in Bug algorithm there is a simplifying assumption that says the robot has no size and can fit between any arbitrarily small gap in the map. How can we overcome the challenge of robot size....
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Implementing pure pursuit problem in robot navigation? [closed]

I would like to implement pure pursuit waypoints navigation. we know that, look ahead distance=look ahead gain*vehicle forward velocity How can I calculate look ahead velocity gain/look ahead gain? ...
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Is it possible to detect road surface or navigation area using LRF data or other laser data in a Park?

I would like to detect road surface in a park. In the park, only small grass are covered with the both side of the road. That means there is road and the both side of the road are covered by small ...
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Differential GPS or Simple GPS for Robot navigation and odometry?

I am building a rover which can navigate autonomously. I do not want to use wheel encoders for generating robot odometry since it causes drifts due to slippage etc. I want to use GPS for generating ...
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Testbed for testing navigation algorithms

I'm looking for a testbed (simulator or web-based interface that lets me to have control on a robot) for testing different routing and navigation algorithms. Is there such a system on the web?
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Designing Ackerman's Steering Principle for an autonomous robot [closed]

I am working on a high speed autonomous robot (about 6-7 m/s), which does obstacle detection as well as senses traffic lights (I have used Raspberry Pi 3 and Arduino Uno). For the steering ...
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Mobile robot path following using Model Predictive Control (MPC)

I'am trying to implement a path following algorithm based on MPC (Model Predictive Control), found in this paper : Path Following Mobile Robot in the Presence of Velocity Constraints Principle: ...
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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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Having a hard time understanding this equation in monocular EKF SLAM

Reading this paper on visual odometry, where they have used a bearing vector to parameterize the features. I am having a hard time understanding what the state propagation equation for the bearing ...
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Understanding Drift in Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM)

I am trying to understand the effect of drift in Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM). My understanding is that drift occurs because the robot tracks its position relative to a set of ...
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Papers on Algorithms in Robotics [closed]

I'm a CS student and I need to give a 30-minute lecture about 1-2 papers describing 1-2 algorithms for any of the main problems in Robotics (navigation, coverage, patrolling, etc.). I have no ...
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How to align solidworks global origin with assembly origin while exporting in solidworks to urdf

I have created a robot model in solidworks and exported in solidworks to urdf plug-in. When exporting the co-ordinates of the model is misaligned which is causing problem while using in ROS. As you ...
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Gazebo laser plug-in fails to publish scan results

I have added hokuyo laser plug-in to mu urdf file. I successfully launched the robot in gazebo and done required changes to visualize it in rviz. I didn't get any error but the laser scan results are ...
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Tf frame origin is offset from the actual base_link

I have built my differential drive mobile robot in solidworks and converted that to URDF file using soliworks2urdf converter. I successfully launched and robot and simulated with tele-operation node. ...
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Path following with precise positioning system (RTK) [closed]

Is there any general problem in using precise positioning (centimeter-accurate GNSS RTK system meant) for autonomous car guidance given I have a predefined path the car should follow? I mean, ...
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Accurate technique to locate position? [closed]

What is the most accurate way to locate the position and orientaion of the body during some motion (rotation and translation)? I need to track the body very precisely, the required accuracy is 100-...
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Create 2: Wheel interface board replacement

http://www.irobotweb.com/~/media/MainSite/PDFs/About/STEM/Create/Create_2_Wheel_Hack.pdf?la=en Scroll to page 3. I'm trying to interface the Roomba's preloaded navigation system with a pair of ...
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Weird magnetometer values

I bought a 3-axis magnetometer (Similar to this one ) And plugged into an Arduino in order to read the heading value. I mounted it on my robot and I drove with the robot for around 30 meters, turned ...
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Calculate robot heading to follow wall and avoid obstacles

I have a task that involves implementing robot behaviour that will follow wall and avoid obstacles along it's path. The robot must stay at desired distance from the wall but also stick to it so it ...
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Mobile Robot path reconstruction by using IMU acceleration and Yaw angle

I hope you can help me with my project. I'm using a skid-steering wheeled mobile robot for autonomous navigation and I'd like to find a way to be able to perform path reconstruction in Matlab. By ...
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Wall following using hokuyo lidar and sharp IR sensors

I have a mobile robot and I would like it to follow the walls of a room. I have: A map of the room. Wheel encoders for the odometry. A Kalman filter for fusing data from wheel encoders and IMU. A ...
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Robot path planning

My goal is to move robot in certain points as shown in the figure. It's initial position is (x0,y0) and move along other coordinates. I am able to track robot position using a camera which is ...