Hi there, the robot_control_class code that is given to us for python exam doesn’t contain rotate() function, can we use the previous robot_control_class( the one we use for getting turtlebot out of the maze) which contained the rotate function() or should we use turn() function instead which is available in robot_control_class.py given to us for the python exam. I think the rotate() is much better as it is precise. Alos, if we use the one containing roatate() function, will it cause any exam issues or not. Thanks and awaiting reply.
Hi @navjotsinghsodhi52 ,
It has been quite some time since I did the python course but I vaguely do remember encountering this issue.
You can create your own rotate() function instead of relying on the turn(). You can take inspiration from the original rotate() function from the robot_control_class that is given to you at the start of the course. The original class can be found at
The rotate function can be implemented like this:
def rotate(self, degrees): time.sleep(1) target_rad = (degrees * math.pi/180) + self.yaw if target_rad < (- math.pi): target_rad = target_rad + (2 * math.pi) if target_rad > (math.pi): target_rad = target_rad - (2 * math.pi) while abs(target_rad - self.yaw) > 0.01: self.cmd.angular.z = 0.5 * (target_rad - self.yaw) self.vel_publisher.publish(self.cmd) self.rate.sleep() self.stop_robot()
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