Calibrating VICTOR movement and using different angles and super impose videos to view behavior
Video 1 – testing straight line vs 1 degree offset
Video 2 – testing straight line vs 4 degree offset
Calibration of unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) involves several processes to ensure that the vehicle’s sensors and systems are working correctly and are able to accurately perceive and navigate the environment. The following are the key processes involved in calibrating UGVs:
Sensors calibration: The first step in calibrating a UGV involves calibrating its sensors such as cameras, LiDARs, GPS, and other navigation sensors. This involves adjusting the sensors’ parameters such as focal length, image resolution, and sensor alignment to ensure that they are working correctly and providing accurate data.
Motion control calibration: UGVs need to accurately control their movement and direction, which requires calibrating the motion control system. This includes tuning the control algorithms, adjusting the wheel speed, and ensuring that the vehicle is able to follow a set path.
Localization and mapping: Calibrating the localization and mapping system of a UGV is crucial to ensure that the vehicle is able to accurately perceive and map its environment. This involves adjusting the parameters of the localization algorithms and ensuring that the vehicle is able to create accurate maps of the environment.
Obstacle avoidance: UGVs need to be able to detect and avoid obstacles in their path, which requires calibrating the obstacle detection and avoidance system. This involves adjusting the parameters of the algorithms used for obstacle detection and ensuring that the vehicle is able to accurately detect and avoid obstacles.
Autonomous navigation: Finally, calibrating the autonomous navigation system of a UGV involves adjusting the parameters of the algorithms used for autonomous navigation and ensuring that the vehicle is able to accurately navigate the environment without human intervention.