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Owning Palette: Robotics VIs
Requires: Robotics Module. This topic might not match its corresponding palette in LabVIEW depending on your operating system, licensed product(s), and target.
Use the Steering VIs to create a mobile robotics system that consists of a built-in or user-defined steering frame and wheels. You can calculate and convert between robot and wheel velocity and connect with motors that drive wheels to implement motor control.
|Note When you use the Steering VIs to create and operate on a steering frame, you specify the radius of wheels, the distance of separation between wheels, and so on. Always use a consistent unit of measurement when you specify values that represent distance.|
|Apply Velocity to Motors||Calculates the velocity and angle of each motor necessary to satisfy the steering frame velocity or arc velocity at the center of a steering frame. You must manually select the polymorphic instance to use.|
|Apply Velocity to Wheels||Calculates the state of each wheel necessary to satisfy the steering frame velocity or arc velocity at the center of the steering frame. You must manually select the polymorphic instance to use.|
|Configure Steering Frame||Generates a wheeled steering frame that you design in an interactive dialog box. You can choose from pre-defined steering frame designs or create a custom frame design.|
|Draw Steering Frame Picture||Creates an image you can wire to a 2D picture control to visualize a steering frame on the front panel. The picture can display data about the directions and velocities at which wheels move.|
|Get Velocity from Motors||Calculates the steering frame velocity or arc velocity required to best satisfy the velocity and angle of each motor. You must manually select the polymorphic instance to use.|
|Get Velocity from Wheels||Calculates the steering frame velocity or arc velocity required to best satisfy the state of each wheel. You can read data for each wheel from wheel motors or specify the wheel data manually. You must manually select the polymorphic instance to use.|
|Advanced VIs||Use the Advanced VIs to add wheels to a steering frame, replace a wheel with another wheel, return information about wheels, and so on.|
|Motor Communication VIs||Use the Motor Communication VIs to connect robot vehicle wheels to motors that control wheel angle and velocity. When you initiate a communication session between a wheel and the motor that controls the wheel, you can read and write motor data according to the position of the wheel as it moves.|
Refer to the following VIs for examples of using the Steering VIs: