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1.1.1: A Mobile Robot

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    Robot self-localization, or the ability of a robot to figure out where it is within its environment, is arguably the most fundamental skill for a mobile robot, such as the one shown in Figure 1.1. We can divide the robot self-localization problem into two parts: global position estimation and local position tracking. Global position estimation is the robot’s ability to determine its initial position and orientation (collectively, pose) within a known map of its environment. Local position tracking is then the ability of the robot to track changes in its pose over time. In this assignment, we will consider two basic approaches to global position estimation and local position tracking.

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