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Visual SLAM and GPS Denied Landscapes

An article published in the November 2015 edition of Artificial Intelligence Review defines visual simultaneous localization and mapping, more commonly referred to as Visual SLAM (VSLAM), as a means of establishing the position of an autonomous mobile agent (an object, system, robot, or vehicle) by using images of the environment. Simply put, VSLAM is one […]
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Everything You Need to Know About INS

Understanding the components and processes that make up an inertial navigation system (INS) is essential for modern companies that plan to implement these systems as part of their overall business operations. Hardware, firmware and implementation of inertial systems are the three components that matter most in the inertial navigation field and inertial measurement units. Here […]
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Artificial Intelligence vs. Autonomy: 2 Different Concepts That Are Key to The Future of Mobile Robotics

Autonomy and artificial intelligence (AI) are often used interchangeably in conversation and in the media. These two concepts, however, are quite different in practice. Understanding the difference between AI and autonomy will help your company to make the most practical choices for greater productivity now and in the future. At Inertial Sense, we specialize in […]
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What Does The Autonomous Robotic Landscape Look Like?

As RAS robotics and autonomous systems become more commonly used in modern industries, the need for precision sensors and RAS applications is expected to expand significantly. Understanding the basics of robotics and autonomous systems is critical for companies that want to survive and thrive in the new RAS environment. What Are Robotics and Autonomous Systems? […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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, […]
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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. […]
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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. […]
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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 […]