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Indoor Positioning System

The indoor positioning system is a combination of IR transmitter and IR dual camera receiver. The IR transmitter is mounted on your robot, and the IR dual camera receiver is placed in a corner of the room.

+ How To Add This Control To Your Project (Click to Expand)
  1. Make sure you have the latest version of ARC installed.
  2. Select the Get button in this page to download the archive file.
  3. Double click the downloaded archive file to execute installer.
  4. The installer will add this control to ARC.
  5. Load ARC and press the Project -> Add Control button from the menu.
  6. Choose the Navigation category tab.
  7. Press the Indoor Positioning System icon to add the control to your project.

Manual

The indoor positioning system is a combination of IR transmitter and IR dual camera receiver. The IR transmitter is mounted on your robot, and the IR dual camera receiver is placed in a corner of the room. You can mount the camera on a tripod so it can see the room with the 100 degree wide angle lens.

There are three variables created that return the current status of the IPS navigation and heading degrees of the robot. These variables in EZ-Script can be used to identify when the robot is navigating and what direction it is moving.

Required USB driver: USB Virtual Com Port Driver.zip






#1  
Hi Dj, I am happy to see you again present this IPS. I was wondering if or when this hardware may become available? I know your LIDAR device had manufacturing/supplier issues but this IPS will meet my needs. 
Thanks,
Ron
Synthiam
#2  
Looks like it'll be on the EZ-Robot website for purchase end of March 2019. It's being manufacturered as i write this.
#6  
Thanks for the update. I will check it out.
Ron
#7  
Dj,
Is there a tutorial or a way for me to look at how to use this plugin? I see the example videos, but no instruction or example script.
Portugal
#8   — Edited
There is no hardware for this yet Andy.
#9  
No hardware released yet, but the plug-in is shown operating in the video. The plug-in given is not complete. I wanted to see how the waypoints work. The plug-in doesn't show or reference them. I wanted to see how to use the plug-in. I am asking for an example script of what was shown in the video.
#10   — Edited
Where do you purchase a IR transmitter?

and a IR dual camera receiver, at this time?
#11  
Not yet available but is open source on GitHub if you have a way to build one.
Synthiam
#12  
It’s being manufactured by ezrobot. We’re tweaking it for them now
#13  

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It’s being manufactured by ezrobot. We’re tweaking it for them now
Yay!   I am really looking forward to this.  Will get me back in the workshop working on my bots again.   (Although I also really want reasonable cost Lidar for object avoidance too, but this will solve my main autonomous navigation issues, which is just awareness of where the robot is).

Alan
#14  
Great news. Olivia's going to have happy feet!