O'Reilly logo

Learning ROS for Robotics Programming by Enrique Fernández, Aaron Martinez

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Using the IMU – Xsens MTi

An inertial measurement unit, or IMU, is an electronic device that measures and reports on a craft's velocity, orientation, and gravitational forces, using a combination of accelerometers and gyroscopes, sometimes also magnetometers. IMUs are typically used to maneuver aircraft, including unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), among many others, and spacecraft, including satellites and landers.

—Source: Wikipedia

In the following image, you can see the Xsens MTi, which is the sensor used in this section.

Using the IMU – Xsens MTi

In this section, we will learn how to use it in ROS, the topics published by the sensor, and a small example with code to take ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required