Available on the Sensors Page at ROS.org and GitHub this new driver enables robotic application developers to quickly and easily integrate highly accurate (<1.5°/hr) IMU’s into their navigation guidance systems.
The ROS Driver currently works with the company’s OpenIMU family, which includes the OpenIMU300ZI, OpenIMU300RI, and OpenIMU330BI.
Each sensor has its own distinct hardware features, allowing the users several options for their applications.
The open-source nature of this architecture makes each device highly configurable as well. ACEINNA’s OpenIMU’s have several software applications available, with source code available via Github and the ACEINNA Extension on Microsoft Visual Studio Code. Software applications include IMU, VG-AHRS, and INS.
The IMUs integrate a triple-redundant architecture, that, when combined with their small, low-cost packaging, meets the challenging performance, reliability and cost requirements of the robotic and autonomous market.
The Robotic Operating System (ROS) is a set of software libraries and tools that help developers create robotics applications.
It can be described as a software development kit (SDK). As stated on ROS.org : “The ROS user community builds on top of a common infrastructure to provide an integration point that offers access to hardware drivers, generic robot capabilities, development tools, useful external libraries, and more.”
This allows users to get their robotics projects up and running a lot faster than starting from scratch.
Combining the architecture of the ROS environment with the versatility of the OpenIMU platform the possibilities are endless and at the users’ fingertips.