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### Alternatives to Kalmam Filter

A good choice for sensor fusion with the MPU6050 is a second order complementary filter, which I used for the orientation estimation in a project. The complementary filter is computational cheap and ...
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### Complimentary filter issues

There are quite a few things wrong here. I'll split them into two sections: technical errors, and coding warnings. Technical Errors: You are not calculating your angles from accelerometer readings ...
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### Noisy magnetometer data

First, let's look at if your findings seem reasonable given the datasheet specifications for the sensor. For this, I'll assume that Wikipedia is generally correct and that the strength of Earth's ...
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There are a variety of functions that can give you an "S" curve like you want. Check out the Sigmoid function. I usually use something like this: $f(x) = \frac{x}{\sqrt{1+x^2}}$ And it can ...
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### How to produce a continuous variation of a discontinuous function?

It happens many times that set-points fed in our systems do change in a step-wise manner. Your intuition of filtering those variations is correct and represents a common practice. Here I'd give two ...
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### How to update an EKF when no inputs are available?

You can use the last value $u_{t-1}$ if the time step is not too big ($\delta t$ is small). Or, you can keep track of $u$ some time steps in the past, e.g. ten of them and extrapolate $u_t$ when you ...
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### Alternatives to Kalmam Filter

Particle filters (epecially in Monte Carlo localization) always seemed easy to intuitively understand to me. You basically simulate bunch of possible states of your robot, rank them with probabilities ...
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### What is the most suitable sensor fusion filter for my application?

In my experience, The Madgwick Filter is one of the fastest ways to implement an AHRS system, as there are many open source implementations and requires very little tuning effort. If your IMU is cheap,...
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### Gyroscope - How can I remove low frequency component with a high pass filter only?

Please refer to this Article "Keeping a Good Attitude: A Quaternion-Based Orientation Filter for IMUs and MARGs". They are using low-pass filter at stationary gyro to estimate the gyro bias and then ...
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So you could use the ramp block, but that only has a turn-on time and a slope; there's no limiting it once it's turned on. What I prefer to use instead is the repeating sequence block, which lets you ...
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### Does the Bayes-Filter perform a convolution in the prediction step?

See this nice tutorial: https://github.com/rlabbe/Kalman-and-Bayesian-Filters-in-Python/blob/master/02-Discrete-Bayes.ipynb Using a Bayesian derivation for filtering, the prediction step can be seen ...
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### UKF for a serie of observations with covariance

It seems that since your "measurements" are just deltas in the state, they should really be considered your control inputs. Intuitively, measurements are supposed to reduce the variance in ...
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### Sparcification of SLAM with SEIF (Sparse Extended Information Filter)

I still couldn't derive it, but maybe I could prove it thanks to willSapgreen. Information matrix of distribution $p(x_t, Y^+, Y^0|Y^-=0)$ is $H_t'$; H_t'=S_{x_t,Y^+,Y^0}S^T_{x_t,Y^+,Y^0}H_tS^T_{x_t,...
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### How can we calculate likelihood of sensor values wrt to actual real world?

The likelihood is with respect to your predicted state not the world state (You will never know the world state) For example, if you predict you will be at [0,0] but the measurement tells you [.5,.5] ...
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### GNSS Dead Reckoning -- Sensor Fusion Filter not necessary?

Question Is it necessary to use any filter to fuse Ublox ZED-F9K's GNSS and IMU/Odometry data? Answer My answer is NO, for the following reasons: (1) GNSS and IMU are independently developed modules ...
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### In a discrete bayes filter, why is noise in the sensor treated differently than noise in the motion

The reason the two sources of error are treated differently is because.. they are different. To some extent, this is a matter of terminology. Imagine you're walking in a room where the lights keep ...
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### Implementing ESKF

After some work I got it working. You can find the C++ source code on github. Don't use the python code in the question. It has some flaws. In the end I just abandoned the gyro drift (I would argue ...
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### Complementary filter for gyroscope and accelerometer

First I 'll try to answer to your second question. So from the gyroscope you get the angular velocity (without any computation). The drift is produced when you integrate. To be more clear in each ...
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### Why information filter called information filter

I think the answer is that a covariance matrix represents uncertainty. As its singular values grow, uncertainty grows as well. On the other hand, if you look at its inverse you see (of course) the ...
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### Tracking vehicle 6 states extended kalman filter required?

there is some error in your matrix I think. P(k+1)=V(k) And V(k+1)=A(k) so I don't kwon what is the A(k+1) maybe the jerk(jolt) of the vehicle.
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### Tracking vehicle 6 states extended kalman filter required?

If you can write the dynamics with a matrix, which you have, then a normal kalman filter will be best. However, your measurements will probably be nonlinear. You will find that you won't be able to ...
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### How to implement RANSAC and kalman filter or particle filter algorithms with ROS packages?

Like with anything in engineering, you first need a good definition of what "success" (or "done") means. SLAM running how fast? Under what particular lighting and environmental conditions? Using what ...
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### Alternatives to Kalmam Filter

There is an alternative to the Kalman filter that allows you to specify the performance of the filter using traditional filter specifications like the bandwidth (instead of covariance matrices). It ...
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### Alternatives to Kalmam Filter

Want to get orientations from accelerometers and gyroscopes? Use the Madgwick filter. From the paper, "Results indicate the filter achieves levels of accuracy exceeding that of the Kalman-based ...
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### Alternatives to Kalmam Filter

Check this website pratical approach to kalman filter it will give you a comprehensive description of kalman filter for a balancing robot (like yours) both theoritical and pratical (you have the code ...
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