Questions tagged [mobile-robot]

A robot which is capable of moving from one place to another, usually of its own volition.

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In SLAM loop closure, What does a sim3 matrix do?

I am confused between 3D rigid affine(with scale, without shear) transformation and Lie group's sim(3) matrix. 3D affine would be [sR|t; 0 1]. we rotate, scale and then translate a 3D point using ...
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Sampling from guassian distribution for odometry based motion?

I am trying to generate an odometry based motion model as described in the lectures. I have implemented a C++ version of the code. The issue I am having is that when I try to simulate successive ...
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Dynamics of a mobile robot (Roy Featherstone's spatial_v2 toolbox & Simscape) [on hold]

I am using Roy Featherstone's spatial_v2 to model a mobile robot. I have a Simscape model of the robot that I use to generate test case and I encountered a situation that I don't understand. I have ...
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Advice for suspension 101 for a small ATV robotic platform [closed]

I'm a recent grad from mech. eng. program and going into robotics field. I want to design a suspension for a small ATV robotic platform on 4 wheels that carries max 75 kg load. I might use the wheels ...
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How to access raspberry pi over wifi

I have to use raspberry with Arduino on a mobile robot. And access raspberry pi on pc through WiFi. Is it possible? Please explain how to do it.
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How to suck using vacuum only first sheet of paper from pack of paper?

We are designing robot that will pick and place sheets of paper. We have found an issue that it is hard to suck only first sheet of paper of paper pack. Issue occurs because paper sheet passes vacuum ...
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What robotic skills can I develop when working as a robot operator? [closed]

I find myself very interested to work in the field of robotics though my background is not robotics, I had a degree in Physics, master 1 in Hydrodynamics and this year I have studied just one semester ...
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Effect of platform speed (how fast it is moving) on the quality of SLAM

I want to know how big of on an impact does the speed of the platform on which your sensors are mounted have on the quality of the outcome of a SLAM solution. Are there are any methods that are better ...
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Path planning with potential field

Can shortest path be computed using potential field path planning algorithm? Or is it just for obstacle avoidance and navigative towards goal? As i studied potential field deals with attracrive/...
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D* path planning

I am studying D* path planning algorithm. It includes RAISE state and Lower state. I studied many paper on D* and got to know that RAISE state k(X) h(X) + c(X,Y)) then insert X into the OPEN list ...
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Mapping of dynamic environment

I want to do path planning in dynamic environment in which obstacles keep changing. Could you suggest me good path planning algorithm for this? . Is D* algorithm suitable for me to achieve this in ...
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Mapping of unknown environment

My question is how do obtain occupancy grid map given sensor data of a robot? . I searched a lot and concluded that by using proximity sensors (rangefinders, sonar) and putting that data in occupancy ...
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ROS packages for *pre-planned* path navigation rather than path generation? (Turtlebot3/ROS)

I am working on a project in which users will create paths fully constrained in terms of position (using a separate piece of software), and a robot will periodically follow those paths. We are using a ...
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Multiple machine ROS image transmission error

I'm currently trying to establish communication between my Raspberry Pi based robot and a Cluster which are on the same network. Although I am able to ping and SSH one device using the other, I'm ...
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Multi robot exploration

I am implementing 2d slam for multi-robot exploration for my university project using GMapping package of a ROS and vrep sofrware. But I also have to implement the following three algorithms in ...
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How to build map for unknown environment? [closed]

In order to create a map for unknown environment, we have two solutions: The size of the area should be given (grid-based maps) so simply we create 2D grid and have our robot to move discrete ...
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Trajectory tracking problem for non-holonomic mobile robots

Currently, I am working on the trajectory tracking problems of autonomous ground vehicle and a little confused about the applicability of control theory for different types of wheeled mobile robots. ...
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EKF SLAM : SLAM specific Jacobians for new landmarks

I am currently trying to understand the books SLAM for dummies and Simulataneous localization and mapping with the extended Kalman filter to implement slam. I have understood steps 1 and 2 SLAM for ...
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There is an error when i use kinect v1 with Mrpt tool

when i use mrpt tool to calibrate kinect v1, there is an error: ...
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Multiple robots performing a set of tasks (Optimization)

Consider a situation where you have a 'm' number of robots and 'n' number of tasks. Each task is at a different location. What optimization algorithm should I use in order to assign a set of tasks to ...
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RpLIDAR unable to see black objects

I am working on a ROSBOT for a natural navigation project. While working with RpLIDAR A2 version, I found that it does not sense thin black surfaces like black pants/trousers while at close range (...
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Lifting robot that moves like a plotter

I'm looking for what a robot that moves like a plotter but can grab a load up to 1kg with a claw, lift, rotate and place in another location within its range. What is this type of robot called?
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How to perform system identification of a mobile robot using white box approach?

Why isn't there much research going into the extraction of inertial and frictional values? Is there any standardized approach? Edit: I will give a sample application! Say if we want to implement a ...
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Free Multibody Dynamics Software?

I'm working on modelling a feller buncher, its end effector consists of a saw to cut trees and claws to bundle them together. I'm looking for a free/open source software that can simulate dynamics of ...
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Does anyone have documentation for a CoroWare Explorer?

I have inherited a CoroWare Explorer from someone who used it for their PhD research years ago. They have no documentation on the robot, and I cannot find any online. Does anyone have a user's manual ...
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Electronic Speed Controller

What should be the specification of ESC that I should use for a 320KV 1820W brushless DC Motor?. Is it necessary to use an 80A ESC?, Basically, How can I choose the required ESC for a motor?
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Autonomous Navigation Bot [duplicate]

I'm trying to build an Autonomous parcel delivering rover using GPS.So after giving destination coordinates, I don't know how to make the robot understand to which direction it should move. Basically, ...
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Do I need a camera along with LIDAR for SLAM?

Equipment: Pi 3 B Mega 2x Encoder Motor 12VDC 299RPM MPU 6050 12V bat 2000mAh LIDAR or Kinect ? I want to implement EKF SLAM. I have referred bot NOX ROS wandering robot, Hussarian CORE and Robotics ...
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Robot trajectory generation; path-paramerization

I have a differential drive robot, and it's supposed to drive on a parabolic function $(f(x) = x^2)$. But for all control algorithms, you have a trajectory given as $f(s)$ or $f(t)$. I want to use ...
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How to do mechanical calculations for a towing robot?

I am making an automated guided vehicle AGV will tow standard shopping carts each will weighs 20-30kg I hope to use 12V DC gear motors 100rpm torque 20kg.cm (assume the floor is smooth and flat) I ...
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What is the difference between the pose of a robot and the configuration of a robot?

Do "configuration" and "pose" means the same thing? If not what is the difference?
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IMU and encoder fusion

I'm trying to simulate data fusion for a 4-wheeled mobile robot using ekf and am using IMU and wheel encoders as sensors,where IMU measures linear acceleration and angular velocity and encoder ...
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High power jumping mechanism in small robots

I recently saw this video on YouTube featuring a jumping robot: 5 Fastest Robots In The World I was curious how this is accomplished mechanically? Do they wind a strong spring or use some sort of air ...
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How can robots communicate, locate and identify each other?

I'm planning to build some simple robotic boats. They will be travelling some distance alone but should also be able to group and physically connect together to form one boat. When they are near each ...
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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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Interference caused by multiple robots during task completion

Suppose there is an area to survey. If we deploy one robot it takes time T to sweep the area. Now if we deploy 2 robots, we would expect it to take time T/2. However in reality, because we are sending ...
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How to balance a long vertical bar

I have a mobile base (1400x1800x400 mm) which has a vertical bar (1) mounted on its geometric center; this vertical bar has a length of 2500 mm and a diameter of 100 mm and I need to keep it always in ...
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Can't get iRobot Create to respond

We have an iRobot Create connected to a Win 10 PC with the cable supplied with the unit. We have followed the instructions here: http://www.robotappstore.com/Knowledge-Base/How-to-Use-a-RealTerm-...
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Extrinsic calibration of a multicamera-rig mounted rigidly on a mobile robot

We have a set of 8 cameras mounted rigidly on a mobile robot. The cameras are forming an arc, which allows a 360º vision. I want the extrinsic parameters of them referred to the robot. Is there any ...
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If you move the RGBD camera to other places on a Turtlebot, same orientation, create a map, does ROS navigation stack with AMCL still works?

I got a Turtlebot, and I’m thinking of putting the RGBd camera to other places. If you move RGBD camera to other places on a robot, same orientation, create a map, does ROS AMCL still works? I am ...
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TGY-6114MD Servo motor needs push to start

I currently have an inspection robot deployed in a remote part of Africa that has a failing Turnigy TGY-6114MD servo. The issue appeared randomly. The servo won't respond to commands unless given a ...
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Omni vs mecanum wheels for drawing robot

I'm designing a mobile robot which will have to draw some lines (straight and/or curly) on the floor while it moves. The floor will always be flat with almost no obstacles. The robot will have four ...
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Minimum distance for a shaft coupling

What is the minimum shaft distance required to do a shaft coupling. I want to mount encoders on my motors but the shaft length is only 15 mm long. My encoders are 12 mm wide. So, I only have 3 mm to ...
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Sensor model and Inverse sensor model using occupancy grid mapping with lidar for particle filter

I'm a bit confused about how one goes about calculating the sensor model $p(z_t|x_t, m) $ and inverse sensor model for position $p(x_t |z_t,m_{t-1})$. From this answer, it seems like one way for ...
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SLAM Scan Matching. Scan vs previous-scan OR scan vs previous-map?

When using Scan Matching ICP for FastSLAM, which is the proper way to use it? Between the current scan and the previous one, or between the current scan and the stored map? Can both be used? If so, ...
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Likelihood Field Matching

I have LIDAR data of an environment in my hand and I want to apply likelihood field matching to this data. I found a source. But I don't understand what the variables of the algorithm mean and how it ...
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Fusing absolute robot localization from markers

I have a system which is composed of a rig of 8 cameras which are used for detecting markers in the environment and which outputs 8 estimates of the absolute robot's position and orientation. Now, I ...
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Design of the baseplate of mobile robot

I need to construct a Mobile robots preferably circular type of diameter 30 cm, it will be carrying a payload of 5kg. What will be optimal thickness the baseplate considering the material as aluminium?...
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Loop time for self balancing robot

I have been working on a self balancing robot and there are quite a few parameters and one of them is loop execution time (t_loop henceforth). To my understanding, the smaller t_loop, the better it is ...
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Inexpensive & minimally viable systems for testing SLAM algorithms?

I've been studying SLAM on my own for some time, I can sift through texts over texts and try my best understanding them. However, without actually implementing them myself, I think I still don't fully ...