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Raspberry Pi Robotics Essentials by Richard Grimmett

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Chapter 5. Path Planning and Your Biped

Now that your biped is up and mobile and able to find barriers, you can now start to have it move around autonomously. However, you'll want to have your robot planed his path, that is, if it knows where it has started and the desired end point, it can move from the starting point to the end point.

In this chapter, you will be learning about:

  • How to add a compass to your biped, so you'll have a sense of direction
  • Learning some basic path planning techniques for your robot

Connecting a digital compass to the Raspberry Pi

One of the important pieces of information that might be useful for your robot, it if is going to plan its own path, is its direction of travel. So, let's learn how to hook up a digital compass ...

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