Hi All, I’m looking for a way to record the motion of a robot that will be driving round a field and once it’s stopped driving (ie end of a 1hr shift), store the information so a user can see where the robot went. I was looking through this forum and discovered rotary encoders and I think this is the best option because GPS can’t be used. The only complications I see are the wheels slipping meaning the robot thinks its moved when in reality it hasn’t and the other is when the robot turns I will need to use the steering angle or something to convert this but I haven’t fully looked into that yet.
I’m just wondering if anyone has any better ideas of a way of recording the position, I’ve though about distance sensors but as the robot can be placed anywhere having a reference point makes this difficult.
Any help is much appreciated.