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How to Lose Money When Buying an IMU Sensor

Purchasing an Inertial Measurement Unit, more commonly referred to as an IMU sensor, can be a tricky process. Because the price range and capabilities of these autonomous devices can vary so widely, it is easy to overspend on IMUs that may not be suited to your specific set of needs. At Inertial Sense, we offer […]
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The Worst Interference Elements to Shield Your Rover From

Inertial navigation within robotics is notoriously susceptible to all kinds of interference and technical problems that can cause drift at best, and collision at worst. This article aims to help you be aware of some of the most problematic interference elements from various signals and some helpful approaches to preventing and solving them.   Interference […]
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What is Multi-Band GPS?

Multi-band GPS systems offer much more reliable and consistent locating and positioning for autonomous systems and multi-frequency devices. These new technologies are designed to reduce location errors and to provide outstanding accuracy for even the smallest devices. Additionally, they enable devices to get up and going significantly quicker due to the faster “fix” times a […]
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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, […]