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Getting Started with Raspberry Pi Zero by Richard Grimmett

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Planning your path

Now that you have a wheeled or tracked vehicle, you may want to do some basic path planning. To do this, you need a framework to understand where your robot is and determine the location of the goal. One of the most common frameworks is an x-y grid. The following diagram is an example of this type of grid:

Planning your path

There are three key points on this grid that you need to understand. Here is an explanation of them:

  • The lower left point is a fixed reference position. The directions x and y are also fixed and all other positions are measured in relation to this position and these directions. Each unit is measured with regards to how far the ...

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