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An embedded system is a computer system with a dedicated function within a larger mechanical or electrical system, often with real-time computing constraints

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Is it compulsary to learn Arduino programming in order to use Udoo Neo as an IOT device?

I'm an absolute beginner, so please bear with me. I'm currently doing a project where I need to control 2 DC motors using the Udoo board. Should I first learn to use an Arduino or is it possible to ...
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PID control loop and feedback acquisition synchronization

In many real-time PID control loop application I have seen that the control loop is triggered exactly as the ADC interrupts arrives in order to achieve maximum synchronization between feedback ...
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What is the best adaptive controller for robotic arms?

I have a question that lays on practical experience. What is the best adaptive controller for a robotic arm? Self Tuning Regulator (STR) Model Reference Adaptive Controller (MARC) Adaptive Model ...
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The reason(s)/benefit(s) to use realtime operating system instead of while-loop on MCU

I'm working on a wheeled-robot platform. My team is implementing some algorithms on MCU to keep getting sensors reading (sonar array, IR array, motor encoders, IMU) receive user command (via a ...
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Is missed step detection of a stepper motor done is software or hardware?

I remember seeing a video of the Prusa i3 Mk3 printer. It can detect when the stepper motor misses a step, so it can home itself again. I would like to know how this is done! There are a few options ...
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Smart camera image processing on embedded GPU vs. in the cloud

I'm working on a smart camera that does key point prediction (predicting locations of wrists, elbow, shoulder, ears, eyes, nose, etc.) for gesture recognition. Right now, the neural net is running on ...
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Neural Nework code or library for MSP430G2553 microcontroller [closed]

I am new here and i am new to neural network also. :P I have gone through the concepts of Neural Networks but i want to implement it in my project including microcontroller MSP430G2553 on LaunchPad ...
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Autonomous robots hardware structure planning

I ask this question to clear my concept about hardware structure of humanoid autonomous fire robot, Here is scenario a fire robot detect humans from fire, there are some vision cameras some ...
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What I need to learn to build robots [closed]

What subjects are involved in robotics. If I want to build robots then what necessary things I need to learn consecutively as a beginner.
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How can I get the values of a IMU from the serial message received in Simulink via UART?

I try to read IMU sensor data from an Arduino mega 2560 UART with serial receive block of Arduino support package for simulink. The IMU can send binary packets and also nmea packets and I can ...
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Can I connect a UDOO to a PC using a straight-through ethernet cable or do I need a cross over?

Can I connect a UDOO board to a PC using a straight-through ethernet cable? Or do I need a cross-over cable? As far as I know, most modern devices can use the two interchangeably. However, I am not ...
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increase PID sampling rate on embedded system

my robotic project is running at every 1ms and the processes are taking about 0.9ms. I am running PID so my max clock rate is 1kHz. About half of the processing time are taken by SPI peripherals, IMU ...
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Iron man Jarvis like robot

I'm very passionate about robots from my childhood.I'm a java developer. I love sci-fi movies.I have a little bit knowledge in embedded systems and electronics. My ambition is to build a robot like ...
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Microcontroller for running Linux RTAI

I'm a beginner in Robotics. I'd like to ask what are the minimum/recommended specs for a microcontroller to run a real-time system such as Linux RTAI? What is the popular microcontroller for ...
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What is the scope of Electronics Engineering in Robotics/Automation?

I am beginner in Robotics .I have taken admission for Electronics engineering one year back as we don't have specifically Robotics Engineering Branch in my Country.Now I am suffering from questions ...
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How can I send a jpeg image to a microcontroller via USART?

How can I send a jpeg image to a microcontroller via USART?
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how to make Mac detect AVR board using USBasp and burn program to it?

I am new to Embedded, starting with AVR programming using C. I am working on Mac OS 10.9.4, so far I am using avrdude and xCode as IDE. It works very well, for now I am testing my code using Proteus. ...
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Where to ask NXP LPC1343 / ARM Cortex M3 related questions

I am a beginner to robotics and embedded systems. Consequently I have a lot of questions related to the toolchain and how things are going together like how to debug or how to connect a bluetooth ...
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Simple web interface with beaglebone black

This is actually a very simple question, but I'm lost at the moment. I was using a beaglebone black for a school project. It controls a bunch of motors and actuators,etc. We wrote everything in C++, ...
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Udoo board + Kinect sensor?

I am wondering if it would be possible to get Kinect to work with Udoo board (Quad). I have found that there is now support for ROS + Udoo. Also saw a question asked about Xtion + Udoo which shows ...
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Robots without microcontrolers (beam robots). Are they technologically limited?

BEAM robotics seem to be a good approach to teach learners about electronics in robotics. But can these robots be like regular programmed "cognitive" robots? Can these robots, with just analog ...
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How will the currently evaluated computer technology influence robotics and embedded systems in the forseeable future? [closed]

This is my first question on this site, might be a little subjective :) There is an ongoing process of many cool cyclonic changes of technology in the electronics and software industry. Concurrency ...
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How do I send text to a Torobot USB device?

I'm trying to get the "Torobot" USB servo controller to work with Angstrom Linux on a Beagle Board XM. The servo controller registers as a USB device. The device just takes simple text commands, but ...
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Learning about embedded systems [closed]

The last robotics project I worked on involved autonomous outdoor navigation, using a microcontroller for lower-level control and a computer for image processing and decision making. I worked more ...
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Shedding light on “cyber-physical systems”

These days, one often hears of cyber-physical systems. Reading on the subject, though, it is very unclear how those systems differ from distributed and/or embedded systems. Examples from Wikipedia ...