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Localization By Ben


A feature that is essential to many advanced autonomous sequences is the ability to know the robots absolute location (x position, y position, heading). For our localization, we determine the robots position relative to the fields coordinate frame. To track our position, we use encoders (to determine displacement) and a gyro (to determine heading).

Our robots translational velocity can be determined by seeing how our encoder counts change over time. Heading velocity is simply how our angle changes in time. Thus, our actual velocity can be represented by the following equation.

Integrating that to find our position yields

Using this new equation, can obtain the robots updated x and y coordinates.

Date | March 9, 2019