Hi Ubiquity team,
As soon as the robot POWER is ON, the base is set to stay at the same position.
Is there a software way to enable a freewheel mode (the wheels are free to rotate, and the odometry is still counting).
I am interested in this feature:
- To have a “software” emergency stop (the wheel or the robot can not kick back)
- A user can push manually the robot with the odometry running (for instance to register a position)
- To save power when the robot is no moving (and is on a safe spot, obviously not in a slope)
I already noted that when I cut the “POWER” switch, the wheels are free and the odometry is counting (but it’s a hardware action)
I had a quick look at https://github.com/UbiquityRobotics/ubiquity_motor/blob/indigo-devel/README.md and it does not seem to have this feature.