__Odometry__ is the ability to measure the distance one has traveled., or as [Wikipedia|https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Odometry] puts it:
__Odometry__ is the use of data from  [motion sensors|https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Motion_sensor]  to estimate change in position over time. It is used in  [robotics|https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robotics]  by some legged or wheeled  [robots|https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robot] to estimate their position relative to a starting location. This method is sensitive to errors due to the integration of velocity measurements over time to give position estimates. Rapid and accurate data collection,
[instrument calibration|https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Instrument_calibration] , and processing are required in most cases for odometry to be used effectively.

The word ''odometry'' is composed from the Greek words ''odos'' (meaning  "route") and ''metron'' (meaning "measure").

Robots typically use a [PIDController] to perform odometry.

!! Links

* David Anderson's [IMU Odometry|http://www.geology.smu.edu/~dpa-www/robo/Encoder/imu_odo/] page
* [Odometry and backlash|https://www.dprg.org/history/mail_list_archives/dprglist/2015-January/037400.html] on the DPRG mailing list
* [LS7366 quadrature counter|http://www.micromouseonline.com/2008/02/21/ls7366-quadrature-counter/] from MicroMouse Online ("everything for line follower robots")
* [Improving position tracking of a mobile robot|https://lejosnews.wordpress.com/2016/02/06/improving-position-tracking-of-a-mobile-robot/] from leJOS News
* [Jon Kent's Robotics page|http://www.jonh.net/~jonh/robots/] and his notes on [Odometry|http://www.jonh.net/~jonh/robots/odometry.html] (note: ''a lot of broken links'')

!! Pages Tagged "Odometry"

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