Navigating Dull, Dirty, Dangerous Autonomously

Robots and automated systems are ideally suited to take on repetitive, dirty, and dangerous jobs. These systems have already proven their value in commercial environments. For example, Arkansas State University has implemented Husqvarna autonomous mower systems that have significantly reduced the cost of maintaining their grounds. Autonomous navigation presents some real challenges, especially as the […]

What Is RTK and Why Do I Need It?

In this ever-developing world of technology, refining and improving the concept of “ultimate precision” sits proudly at the top of the list for many innovators all over the world. Even a few years back, the Global Navigation Satellite System could determine the position with an accuracy of 2-4 meters. With RTK (Real-Time Kinetic) GPS, position […]

Everything You Need to Know About Attitude and Heading Reference Systems (AHRS)

Have you ever questioned how automated drones (like the Amazon drones we’ve all heard rumors about) decide where to fly, how fast to go, or even where they’re physically located within their legal airspace? If you answered “GPS” you’d be about 30% right… The answer you’re looking for is called Attitude and Heading Reference System, […]

Everything You Need To Know About Global Navigation Satellite System Units (GNSS)

Before we look at the history of the Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) or Real-Time Kinematic (RTK), we have to consider the original technology that started it all known as Satellite Navigation.  Over time, satellite navigation has become one of the most used and important technologies in the whole world. A satellite navigation system (A.K.A. […]

Release 1.8.1 Benefits

Upgrade Your Device with Release 1.8.1 GNSS RTK L2 Capabilities Get your vehicle up and tracking in seconds rather than minutes. GNSS RTK units upgraded to L2 Capabilities = 10x faster fix. New Data Analysis LogInspector Debug and troubleshoot your device performance with this python-driven data visualization tool: LogInspector. Data Output Rate Increase Got a […]

Tiger Team Approach Could Help Autonomous Tech Flourish

Our CEO, Tom Bennett, was recently interviewed by the Technology Review related to how autonomous technology is helping during the global pandemic and economic crisis. But even with the best news stories, there is always more to say on the subject! Lucky for us, Tom was more than happy to share a few more insights. […]

Autonomous Robotic Lawnmowers: Getting to Market Quickly

Legacy manufacturers and emerging startups in a race to capture the opportunity. Tom Bennett, CEO Inertial Sense When most people hear about autonomous navigation, they think cars, trucks, and airplanes. And there’s no question that those markets are ubiquitous, generate the majority of headlines, and have an undeniable cool factor. You couldn’t take two steps […]

How to Choose The Right Sensor – A Cheat Sheet

Probably the question we are asked most often is, “Can you help me choose a sensor?” While most builders and engineers come to us with a good idea of their desired specs, there are still a lot of choices when choosing a sensor. So that’s why when you ask us your question, we have a […]

News and Updates on Autonomous Robotics and Navigation

News and Updates on autonomous robotics and navigation live from Utah’s Silicon Slopes: February 6th, 2020 (estimated time to read: ~3 minutes)   At Inertial Sense we enable autonomous navigation for workhorse robotic vehicles as well as build sensors that enable precise localization and attitude tracking. This is our first newsletter of 2020, and we’ll […]

How to choose the right inertial sensor for your build

(time to read: 12-15 minutes) Looking for an inertial sensor but not sure where to start? We get it – it can be overwhelming. While many manufacturers are using similar terms, there are enormous differences in price and performance. NOTE: This is a high-level overview for those of you just getting started.  Look for another […]