Inertial Measurement Units, Gyroscopes and Compasses
Available for all platforms except Amigobot is an optional integrated gyroscopic sensor for increased rotational accuracy. The robot will automatically incorporate gyro corrections into its odometry-based position estimate. A gyro is recommended for any application that requires better positioning, and especially when used with the laser and outdoor GPS navigation systems.
Improved IMU for Seekur
Also available for Seekur and Seekur Jr. is an advanced IMU (inertial measurement unit) for even greater positioning accuracy. Inquire for details.
The Precision Compass module
includes 3 magnetic field axes, 2-axis tilt sensing and compass heading.
Advantages include easy interface, low power consumption, and a large magnetic
field measurement range. Unit is
furnished in a sleek black plastic casing with mounting points, and should be
mounted 18” from the robot base to avoid interference (mounting mast not
All measurements are software
accessible and easy to use in custom robot applications.
High accuracy compass heading: 0.8°
High resolution compass heading: 0.1°
High repeatability: 0.1°
Calibrated magnetic field measurement range: ±80 μT (±0.8 Gauss)
High resolution magnetic field measurement: 0.05 μT (0.0005 Gauss)
RS-232 compatible digital interface