# Questions tagged [orientation]

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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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### Inferring joint orientation on multi-joint arm

Not a robotics question in the strictest sense, I guess, but related closely enough, I hope: I have an arm-like articulated two(-plus-one)-joint appliance that I want to use as a 3D input device. It ...
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### In SLAM loop closure, What does a sim3 matrix do?

I am confused between 3D rigid affine(with scale, without shear) transformation and Lie group's sim(3) matrix. 3D affine would be [sR|t; 0 1]. we rotate, scale and then translate a 3D point using ...
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### Multicopter: What are Euler angles used for?

I hope you can help me and this is the right forum to ask. In the process of building and programming my own Quadcopter, I encountered the term Euler angles. I took some time to understand them and ...
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### Yaw drift when implementing AHRS filter fusion

I am using the Matlab AHRS filter fusion algorithm with an InvenSense ICM-20948 to determine object orientation. I seem to be obtaining reasonable results however I am getting what appears to be ...
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### Discontinuity in device orientation

Why is there a discontinuity in the quaternion representation of my device orientation? I'm using a SENtral+PNI RM3100+ST LSM330 to track orientation. I performed the following test: Place the ...
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### Orientation from magnetometer data

I saw lot of topics with the same title but answers are different. I have a magnetometer in my phone which give me the components of magnetic field in direction of X, Y, Z. If my phone lays on a ...
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### Fixing robot orientation using AR

I am creating a project where a robot needs to face a control panel and do some specific tasks. Some reference tags will be placed on the panel. I want to use the tags as AR reference and fix my ...
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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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### C program to find the rotation matrix (orientation) of a 6DOF robot from its end effector position and link parameters

I'm writing a C program to find the inverse kinematics of a 6DOF robot. I've been able to write it successfully based on the general concept of Inverse Kinematics using DH parameters (i.e. finding the ...
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### Do you need to know the orientation between aircraft and IMU for IMU alignment?

I have a fixed wing aircraft and a MEMS IMU, but I am uncertain of the exact orientation between the IMU and aircraft. In the manual for the IMU, it recommends undergoing an alignment procedure prior ...
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### Orientation Problem of a 4-DOF manipulator

As shown in figure, I have a 4-DOF manipulator. I want to control the robot such that the end-effector should always be pointing down no matter where the robot is in the end space. For the ...