# What are the differences between wheel and manipulator joint encoders?

As far as I understand the joint encoders output the angle and the wheel encoders output speed. Is that accurate? In either case, how do the differences affect the kinematic calculations, as in path planning, trajectory tracking and motion control?

• for joint and wheel encoders, some of them output a change in position and some of them output the absolute position ..... how do the differences affect the .... .... differences in what? – jsotola Feb 10 at 17:41