Indoor Localization – An Introduction

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Localization, in the context of robotics, is the process of determining the location of something within an environment. This article serves as a basic introduction to indoor localization, covering the commonly used techniques and technologies.

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Designing an Advanced Autonomous Robot: Goose

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Update: This article was featured on Hackaday.com and on SDP/SI’s “Featured People and Organizations” page.

Goose is a mobile autonomous robot I designed and built over 6 months in my spare time for a robotics competition. This was a fully custom and challenging build that tested my competence in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, control systems, and computer science.

Instead of focusing heavily on the competition, the goal of this article is to briefly go through the system design process. I’ll touch on my various design choices and discuss how I chose to address some of the common issues in designing an autonomous robot. This is not a tutorial (those will be coming later) but more of a case study.

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