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### Aspiring to build a space rover from scratch. From where to begin?

What fundamental concepts, beginner-friendly resources, or online courses would you recommend for someone starting with little to no background in robotics? At first, I want to build a an autonomous ...
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### Accessing Proto Fields of Underlying Proto Object in Webots

I'm working on integrating Webots with FIRST Robot Code's builtin simulation utilities. As part of this, I've created a few base protos which define common types of parts, and extended them with ...
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### Conversion of roll, pitch and yaw from ENU to NED

I have roll, pitch and yaw values in an ENU frame. How can I convert it into a NED frame?
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### How to calculate the required torque of motor for bipedal robot

I just create a bipedal robot in SolidWorks and after I got all components, I realise that I need select the correct motor for the robot. There will be four motors equipped in the robot, two for hip ...
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### What components and valves do you need for this pneumatic system of 4 actuators powered by commands and distributed in 2 lines?

I was designing a pneumatic system, fed by a compressor (Tank = 6 liters, Pmax = 8 bar, Motor power = 1.5 HP, Flow = 180 l/min), and consisting of its FRL, some hoses for the ducts 4 mm standard ...
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### Is it possible to use coordinates to modify the floor into a polygon in Webots?

I'm using Webots to model an irregular polygon floor for a coverage problem. I want to define the floor using the coordinates of the vertices. So far I have been able to generate an irregular polygon ...
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### Robot odometry calculation On uC or on pc

I need to do odometry calculations but I'm contemplating where I should do it. I'm using a core i5 6th gen mini pc with 8Gb ram so it's plenty strong for a robot brain but my issue is with the ...
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### How to rotate a handle shown in the below picture using raspberry pi

Need ideas in the direction for to rotate below circled handle to be rotated robotically using raspberry pi etc
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### Vex Robotics- Falcon 500

I need two motors powerful enough to accelerate a 200 lbs robot at 10 ft/s^2. From doing the calculations, I know I am looking for a two 430 watt motors. I found the Falcon 500 motor on vex robotics ...
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### Robotics Structure

I am a kind of a new developer and a beginner in Robotics and AI. I am currently learning using the Arduino Uno starter kit. My knowledge on C & C++ is on the beginner's level but i get the whole ...
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### Is there a way to send commands to the Staubli CS9 from remote system via TCP/IP??(like ur_rtde, urx libraries for UR robots)

I am new to ROS development and Staubli robots. Though i have some prior knowledge on UR5e, I am finding it hard to understand the architecture of Staubli and its other programming interfaces (like ...
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### How to calculate potential enegy of manipulator dynamics?

I'm trying to obtain dynamics of a 4 DOF robot. Firstly, I calculated all Transformation matrices and Jacobians. While solving Lagrangian there is two main things one is kinetic energy and the other ...
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### How to calculate potential enegy of manipulator?

I'm trying to obtain dynamics of a 4 DOF robot. Firstly, I calculated all Transformation matrices and Jacobians. While solving Lagrangian there is two main things one is kinetic energy and the other ...
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### How can I allow for this code to switch from remote control to autonomous?

//ERROR: Task 'autonomous' is not defined at global scope level ...
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### Kalman Filter for 2d pose

I'm really sorry if this is a dumb question, but I don't have a clue on how to do this. I'm trying to write a kalman filter with a State vector of :  {x, y, \dot{x}, \dot{y}, \ddot{x}, \ddot{y} ...
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### How to calculate the pitch of the quadcopter rotor blade and their efficiency?

I have gone to some of the blade designs and profiles of the blade which suits my requirement. But, once after entering the Theoretical calculation, I was stuck in the determination or the ...
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### Controller Design Using Webots! (Heading, Velocity, tilt,balance)

I am trying to design and implement certain controllers for a robot. I am currently designing controllers for the robot, where it aims to control the Heading, Velocity, Tilt, Balance of the robot. ...
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### What is the concepts of submaps in LIDAR based graph slam algorithms?

I have been reading some slam papers recently and many of the papers mention building and performing scan matching on submaps instead of individual poses. Does it mean that a submap is just a single ...
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### Matlab Simulation using Webots!

I am trying to run this youbot ( sample world) from webots, where the controller is implemented in MATLAB, on running the code it pops out the following error seen in the picture attached. I have also ...
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### Controller Design using Webots!

I am trying to work on a Digital Twin of a Physical Robot which is used at my uni. I made a rough model of the robot using Webots (Open source). I need to design certain controllers aiming at the Tilt,...
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### Looking for aid in a project

I'm starting a project and it's my hardest yet I'm dipping my toe in to robotics by creating a odradek from the game death stranding I've laid out what the plans should look like and now I'm trying ...
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### Robotic arm servo motor- Not enough torque

I require your help regarding a problem I’m encountering. I am a beginner in robot modelling. I am designing a robotic arm for agricultural use and I am having issues with the motors. I am using ...
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### Definition of robotics manipulator?

I'm new to robotics, I don't understand the way wikipedia defines robotics manipulator. If there is no any direct contact how could the robot move things within his work envelope. In robotics a ...
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### Need Suggestions for real-time number or object detection with Arduino + MATLAB? [closed]

I'm working on a line follower robot. its a kind of waiter robot. and i am facing problems in detecting customer table. can you guys please suggest me some ideas to detect customer table. i want to ...
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### Inverse Kinematics of Puma 566 giving low angle results with DH convention

I am new at the robotics area, and i need to deliver an activity until this week in my college based to solve the inverse kinematics problem from an article that doesn't have any code done, and after, ...
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### How to determine x-axis if the two z-axis are parallel in Denavit Hartenberg representation

I have problem of determining the DH table, specially finding x axis when two z axis are parallel to each other
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### Are these parts compatible to build a quadrone?

I want to build a quaddrone from scratch, without using ready made controllers. I've read a lot about drones, how they fly and what essential parts they should have. So I decided to make my own ...
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### What does it actually mean by Task Planning?

According to the research paper Parallel process decomposition of a dynamic manipulation task: robotic sewing (D. Gershon, DOI: 10.1109/70.56654): Abstract - ... The task planner approach, as ...
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### Is there a Java or mathematical algorithm for Pure Path Pursuit?

I was building a robot which I wanted to have smooth consistent motions and pathways. I am somewhat familiar with Pure Path Pursuit and wanted to know if someone could point me towards a mathematical ...
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### Is there a more accurate feedback loop with less overshoot or disturbances than PID?

So I was starting a robotics project and turns out that PID hasn't served very well in the past. So I was wondering if there was another feedback loop mechanism which has less overshoot and is more ...
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### Question about programming approach of a dog like quadruped robot

I and my friends are planning to build a dog like quadruped robot. We have designed it like MIT Cheetah Mini like legs structure, each leg having 3 Servos, 3rd DOF for rotation. We have calculated ...
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### How do I find the inverse kinematics of a 5-DOF manipulator having the following DH parameters?

alpha = [ -90, 0, 0, 90, 0] a = [ 0, 400, 200, 0, 0] d = [63.5, 0, 0, 90, 100] I am trying to calculate the joint angles but I am stuck ...
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### How to get starting location of robot using IMU Sensor (without using gps)

i have one robot, i have to get the initial location of that robot. then when we move the robot from that location, and when we give the command like "HOME" then it should go that initial location. ...
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### How to keep track of (x,y) co-ordinates of a line-following bot?

I am working on a bot that follows a certain line path based on some pre-determined algorithm. I would like to know what the (x,y) co-ordinates of my bot are as it traverses with respect to some pre-...
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### What is the best way to power source small Robot

I am trying to make a small robot with 4 12 v DC Motor + Raspberry PI + camera possibly a USB camera. I am very confused with power source. Is it possible to get all of them powered by a single power ...
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### Beginner Sets for intermediate devs

For a longer time I'm looking for some kind of robotic set, which is programmable, but most things I've found are related to child education or involves a lot of putting all the hardware parts ...
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### How to proceed whith this design problem? [closed]

I'm intermediate python coder who is using Ubuntu 16.04 and has just finished the beginner tutorial from ROS wiki and I have realized I know very less. I pursuing my own design problem: Designing a ...
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### Flight controller drift issue

(This is a little long) So I am working on a drone recently, and aim to control it using an Android device. I've read that it can be done using a Raspberry Pi and Multi Wii, but I couldn't find any ...
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### why atleast three points are needed to control 6 dof?

I am reading tutorials on visual servoing using Hand book of robotics and there it is mentioned that in order to control camera's six dof we need atleast 3 points. I didnt quite get the idea behind it?...
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### How to make a line following algortihm for an A.R Drone 2.0? [closed]

I am trying to develop a line following algorithm where a drone will detect a bounding box and follow what is inside the bounding box. I am filtering all the colors to only see the color white. Once ...
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### First steps in robotics

I am a High School student and a beginner coming to Robotics and I have no idea where to start. I have spent days searching tutorials and books I could read to start building and programming my first ...
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### What parameters can be/should be looked on while deciding to work with a microcontroller in a bot

I understand that choosing a microcontroller is all based on the needs and that there is no perfect Mcu.presently I have to select an MCU for a robot my team is building for the 2018 Abu robotics ...
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### Stepper Motor Torque [duplicate]

Tried searching for this answer in a simple way but can't seem to find the answer.. I have a 3 axis Bipolar Nema 17(Took off my 1st 3d printer =) ) robotic arm(Homemade) and provides 28oz-57oz of ...
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### How can I use an RC servo to rotate more than 360 deg and still maintain positional accuracy?

RC Servos are great because they are low cost, widely available, easy to control, and pretty accurate. One disadvantage is that they usually have very limited range of motion. This is because they ...
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### Robots with less than 6 degrees of freedom

Is there any possibility to have a robot with less than six degrees of freedom & still be able to achieve any position & orientation around end effector?
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### Can you detect if encoder wire is connected on a motor?

I am writing some logic for a PID controlled catapult (In order to improve precision). That is all fine and well. However, if, for some reason, the encoder wire disconnects, the motor spins ...
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### Error while running rosserial node in ROS

I have an Arduino connected to ROS through serial port. I wrote an ardiuno code to drive motors. below is my code. ...
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### Building a stationary robot which can talk [closed]

I am a Computer Science major and I only have basic ideas on Robotics. I am planning to build a stationary cubical AI. The main purpose of this bot will be that, it will have a sensor to check if ...
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### Joystick Rate Limit Filter For FRC Java Programming [closed]

I am a programmer for my school's FRC robotics team and have received the request from our hardware/driving department to limit the speed at which the robot's motors can accelerate given a joystick ...
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### Combustion engine controlled with a remote [closed]

How can one control a combustion engine using a remote control. Or how would you make a car controlled using a remote.