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simulate gyroscope, accelerometer, magnetometer, and GPS ?

asked 2015-03-26 15:57:59 -0500

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Hi I'm working on project for localization of cars, and I use accelerometer, gyroscope and GPS, (perhaps I will need magnetometer) I need to know if your simulator can be used in my case (before reading all the documentation) and I prepared this list of questions (according to answers, I will decide to use it or not ) : can it

  1. Simulate gyroscope, accelerometer, magnetometer, and GPS ?
  2. Simulate the sensor errors ? can I choose the error's variance ?
  3. work with C language ?
  4. Can I make scenarios ( for 2 ~ 5 minutes )?
  5. from where I can read the simulated output ? socket (TCP/IP protocol) or files like in /dev/* ?
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Any ideas anyone?

asdfjkl gravatar imageasdfjkl ( 2016-05-26 14:07:09 -0500 )edit

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answered 2016-05-27 11:17:37 -0500

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  1. Gazebo has IMU, Camera (2d & 3d), magnetometer, GPS, and many more sensors.

  2. You can add noise to many of the sensors. Gaussian noise is built into gazebo, but you can extend this functionality.

  3. The API uses c++

  4. There is no limit on the size of an environment, or the amount of time you want to run simulation.

  5. Data is available via TCP/IP, through a library interface, and you can also write custom plugins to handle other cases.

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