Sensors and Movement in Autonomous


What sensors would you guys really utilise in competitive autonomous periods? What combinations of sensors would be mostly utilised by teams. I also want to reconfirm, for many teams, they would use some sort of PID controller for their robot’s movement to increase accuracy.

Kind regards

If you aren’t ready for PIDs yet, then the inertial sensor is amazing. It’s really easy to use, most of the time it’s accurate, and it gives the programmer a lot of practice. using the “turn to heading” isn’t very good because it only corrects the turns so many times and sometimes not at all, so I wouldn’t completely rely on it without some sort of PID, but nonetheless, a good option.

A button where the goal goes could be good for stopping the robot when the target is reached. A tracking wheel is also good.