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Kinect for FIRST Robotics by Robotics Resource Center (WPI)
Presented by Alfred Thompson, Microsoft, at the 2012 FRC Kickoff Workshops.

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Programming a Holonomic Drive by
Authors: Dan Jones and Ryan O'Meara

A holonomic drive system offers several advantages over a traditional drive system. This article covers programming the algorithms for such a system, as well as touching upon driver oriented control using a gyro.

Simplistic Control of Mecanum Drive by Ian McInerney
Mecanum drive is a very popular drive system which allows for increased maneuverability on the playing field. With code being included by default, little understanding of the underlying principles of mecanum drive is required to control it. This article provides the algorithms used to control it, and the derivation of those algorithms.

Software Assisted Control by Ryan O'Meara
Explains the basic applications of software assisted control to robotics, and touches on feedback systems