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The OmniMate: New Robotic Pallet Is A Whiz At Navigation

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March 12, 1999
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Innovative new robot developed by Mobile Robotics Lab at the University of Michigan navigates the same way. Rather than using sensors to detect signposts along its path or following a wire in the floor, OmniMate uses very precise odometers on four of its 12 wheels to figure distance and direction.

ANN ARBOR---Without signposts in the open ocean or a reliable way to take reference points from the stars, ancient mariners navigated by what is known as "dead reckoning," figuring out where you are by mapping the distance and direction you've traveled.


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