Questions tagged [actuator]

A motor, not necessarily electric, which converts energy into some kind of motion.

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Which type of actuator will be suitable for a very strong robot arm?

I wish to build a robotic arm that can lift a useful amount of weight (such as 3-6 kg on an arm that can extend to approx 1.25 meters). What actuators are available to accomplish this? The main ...
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Pushing Buttons Remotely over Ethernet

So I want to program something that will simply push a button, but controllable over ethernet. I'm new to robotics so I don't know where to start. What's the best way to control an actuator over a ...
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2Nm small motor

Currently designing a spherical wrist, I want to manipulate a 300gr payload. the design has a 200mm span, so I'm guessing at a 1.1Nm (considering the weight of structure & motors). I've looked at ...
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How can I integrate a smart phone with my robotics project? [closed]

Smart phones these days typically come with a gyroscope, accelerometer, compass, camera, and GPS sensor all on board. They also usually have a connection to the internet with Wifi and mobile data ...
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Adding an Actuator or Force to a (Featherstone) Articulated Rigid Body Model

I'm working on a project where I need to model a system that is essentially comprised of a series of ball-and-socket joints attached to a base, which is attached in turn to a prismatic joint (rail). ...
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Design and construction of universal robotic arm (5kg, 1m)

i am working on my master's thesis about design and construction of universal robotic arm. Goal of my work is to design 5 DOF robotic arm. Something like on the picture: I need it to be able to ...