I’m currently designing an art project involving 6-10 autonomous ground vehicles. I have some experience with drones, but not really much. It would be great if I got some tips, advice and constructive criticism here.
The planned setup:
6-10 vehicles that need to be able to navigate pretty precisely (outdoor). The goal is to perform a choreography or a kind of dance. The position tracking must therefore be 10-20cm accurate.
The planned hardware:
Here + RTK GPS
Groundstation Laptop (s)
With just one vehicle, everything would be manageable for me, I think. But because of the several vehicles there are some questions.
Is it a good idea or possible to safely control all vehicles with only one ground station? With only one ground station and several vehicles, how do I best solve the telemetry? Only one radio module on the laptop or several for each vehicle? Is it even possible to operate several modules on one laptop at the same time?
For the Here + RTK GPS, it would be best to have just one ground station. (one GPS rover module on each vehicle, one base module on ground station) Otherwise I would have to find a solution that several ground stations somehow share the one base RTK module. Or I had to use 6-10 complete kits, what sounds a bit overdosed.
So far for now. Maybe someone is working on a similar project.
Thanks a lot for some feedback.