Is it possible to use an Arduino, connected to a 3 axis accelerometer, to estimate a platform's continuous change in position and orientation? I have a small mobile robot, and given an initial position and velocity vector and sequence of acceleration changes, I'd like to calculate the current position and velocity vector.
From this question, it sounds possible, but I can't find any reference to projects or code to accomplish it with an Arduino. I understand the main problem will be the build-up of errors over time, but that's ok, as a rough estimate is acceptable. I'm also using wheel encoders to calculate the same values, and I want to use the accelerometer to account for errors in the encoders, like slippage. e.g. If the encoders say we're accelerating at 1cm/sec but the accelerometer says we're at a constant speed, then I know to ignore the encoders because the wheels are probably slipping.
I understand the math behind this, so the problem is how to write it in C to run on an Arduino. Is anyone aware of existing open source code for something like this? I'd like to avoid reinventing the wheel in-case anyone's implemented a similar system.