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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What is the Extraordinary Real Fast Robots in 2020?

What is the Extraordinary Real Fast Robots in 2020? I read this article at this blog site techtokmunch. If anyone have other information about fast robots in 2020, please share. Thank you.
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Collaboration of mobile robot and survaillance camera - classic localization (still) needed?

Just started with the topic of mobile robotics.. so I'm still into concept making and little programming, but have not setup everything or tested at all. I got a (differential) mobile robot (lego ...
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Grid based SLAM using BeagleBone Green Wireless and RPLIDAR

I've written a grid based DFS algorithm with a PID-based steering system to maneuver a 30cm2 square-grid maze all in Python. The robot is a 4 wheel drive with an approximate size of 20 cm. The ...
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Advantage of Kalman filter in differential drive planar robot

We need to estimate the position and orientation of differential drive robot by using encoders and imu sensor. For this specific case, is there any advantage of using Kalman filter than taking the ...
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How to simulate water/ pool for underwater vehicle in Gazebo/SimScape?

I have tried SimScape and gazebo but I did not get a solution for simulation of a swimming pool. Can somebody help with the same? Do I have to create the whole swimming pool using simple rectangular ...
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Can I apply a common voltage to a high speed running DC motor to stop it? Will it damage the DC motor?

I decelerate the velocity of my robot very quickly by applying a common voltage (eg. 24V to both the terminals using Motor driver) to the DC motors. Given, the motor is running at a very high speed ...
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Lego Ev3 Brick Speed with Python code

If programming EV3 brick with Python is the speed reasonable for mobile differential drive robot? I mean if we use sensor fusion for encoders and imu, and also do PID speed control of wheels, and with ...
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Arduino for mobile robot

Is it possible to drive the whole mobile differential drive robot with single arduino? Sonar sensor, servo motor, two encoders, two motors, imu, etc. I mean would it give a reasonable performance or ...
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How to drive mecanum wheels robot: code or algorithm

I have a robot with four mecanum wheels and I would like to make it move correctly by using a RC transmitter (my controller has two sticks and several buttons, each stick has a proportional range of [...
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Controller algorithm implementation in ROS/Gazebo

I am doing some robotic simulations in ROS/Gazebo and wondering what is the best way (programming-wise since I don't have a CS background) to implement a robot's motion controller. Here are the ...
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Use Camera Calibration Matrix without Toolbox

I am doing this little project where try to calibrate a Raspberry Pi Camera. I use Matlab and I do not want to use the Calibration Toolbox (!). The algorithm I use is the direct linear transformarion ...
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Are rotary encoders necessary for holonomic mecanum drive?

I'm making a robot which is going to have a holonomic mecanum drive. The doubt that I'm having is that should I use rotary encoders for doing so. The bot will be manually controlled so would it be ...
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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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teleop_twist_joy with Logitech F710 Joystick force feedback error

I am using a Logitech F710 joystick game controller in ROS Kinetic Kame. I was able to perform jstest testing, and can see my joystick works well. But when I try ...
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Forward kinematics of spherical parallel manipulators with revolute joints

I found an article that can help in my investigations. Forward kinematics of spherical parallel manipulators with revolute joints The problem is solved for the following system of vectors, which is ...
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Plot a map using wheel encoder and IMU data

I want to plot a map( with matplotlib or any other library ) using a wheel encoder and IMU data. Eg:- For every 10cm robot moves it should draw line (in a graph) and draw angles depending on the data ...
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How to compute the field of view of a robot when obstacles are around?

Is there a formula to compute the field of view of a robot when it is obstructed by other objects like in this picture When it is a full circle it should be ...
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Ceiling Camera & robot - SLAM still neded?

I've got a question regarding the topic of SLAM. My composition consists of a mobile robot and a top down looking 2D camera with wide-angle lens. It is comparable to a survaillance camera mounted on ...
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How does scan matching find overlapping regions in two scans?

I have been reading about scan matching and so far I have gathered that scan matching tries to find the transformation (rotation and translation) which leads to the best match between overlapping ...
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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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Robot-telescope prototype controlled by a PC

Has anyone developed mechatronic systems for DIY-telescopes running a PC? Please share your experience, knowledge and nuances (how you acquired current sensors, speeds, electric motors, about ...
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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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When do I do motion planning?

I am studying mobile robots, and I am focusing my attention to the unycicle. I have a doubt concerning the motion planning part. In particular I don't understand when the motion planning is done and ...
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Modeling of Robots

There are mainly two approaches for controlling robots (mobile robots and static robots): 1) working with kinematic equations, controlling joint or wheel speeds , 2) working with dynamic equations and ...
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I wanna make a raspberry pi car using an RC car. I would like to know if the servo multiplexer is necessary?

So I'm working on a project and it involves making a raspberry pi car, be it from scratch or with the help of can rc car. I chose the latter. Now the problem is I don't really have servo multiplexers ...
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How do I say if a system is differentially flat?

I am studying mobile robots, and I have encoutered the concept of differentially flat systems. I have seen that if a system is differentially flat, we can identify flat outputs, thanks to which we can ...
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Doubt on artificial potential field

I am studying motion planning, and I am focusing on artificial potential fields. I have seen that it consists in having a repulsive field for obstacles, and an attractive field toward the goal. But ...
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Can a tablet be slaved to a laptop to act as a wireless usb?

I have built an InMoov Robot. The tablet I got for his controller is too slow. I am currently using a laptop to control him across a usb cable. I want to get rid of the usb cable. I was thinking of ...
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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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How to avoid matrix singularity in GraphSLAM

I am trying to implement GraphSLAM from Sebastian Thrun's paper, The GraphSLAM Algorithm with Applications to Large-Scale Mapping of Urban Structures. When I compute the inverse of my information ...
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Graph slam augmentation of Identity Matrix

I am trying to implement GraphSlam. I go through this paper http://robots.stanford.edu/papers/thrun.graphslam.pdf. I have some doubt about the algorithm. I attached a picture with this question My ...
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How to implement reference control signal for robot heading?

Some time I found that some robot controller uses a critically damped reference control signal such as in Autonomous Surface Vehicle (ASV) heading controller. My question is how do we implement this ...
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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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how to implement a wall following controller for a TurtleBot3? (ROS - python)

I want to implement a wall following controller for my TurtleBot3 (with ROS system). sensors which I have on the robot: lidar(360) and optional 2 ultrasonic sensors on the side (1 on left and the ...
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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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Can I use experience in Game AI development to develop autonomous driving robots?

Can I use experience in Game AI development to develop autonomous driving robots? How much similar this areas?
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GraphSLAM data accumulation problem

I try to implement GraphSLAM from this tutorial, The GraphSLAM Algorithm with Applications to Large-Scale Mapping of Urban Structures. I have some doubt while studying this paper. I hope people who ...
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Localize a Mobile Robot on a Mirror

I am currently busy with a project which requires me to construct a robot capable of cleaning a heliostat (movable mirror used to redirect sunlight). Heliostats are basically large flat mirrors that ...
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Choosing right motors for self-balancing robot [closed]

I’m looking for right motors for my first self-balancing robot. Design assumptions: robot height: around 120-200 mm robot weight: around 600-800 grams wheels: 80x10 mm or 90x10 mm battery voltage: ...
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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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How to find inverse kinematic equations for a quadruped robot to make it walk?

I have made a model of quadruped robot (sprawling/spider type and not dog type) in V-rep and now I want to make it walk by using creep gait. (i.e moving 1 leg at a time) As I understand, I have to ...
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robot movement steps

What does term "number of movement steps" mean in multi-robot exploration?. It is a performance metric for comparing results like exploration time and energy consumed by robots during exploration.
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What's the difference between Pose Measurement and Position Measurement?

I have read a robotic related paper called Estimating SE(3) elements using a dual quaternion based linear Kalman filter, and the author proposed that the equation of position measurement is denoted as:...
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Robot localization in a known map without knowing its initial position in that map

Firstly I would like to say that I'm no expert in Bayesian Filters such as Kalman Filter and Particle Filter, but I've used the EKF before in a robot that has both wheel encoders and an IMU to ...
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how to use ROS navigation stack with 4 wheeled robots

I have a 4 wheeled toy car, with 5 motors, one on each wheel and one is used for steering. How can I use ROS navigation stack with this robot since navigation stack is used with differential drive ...
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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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rtk-gps faster (60Hz) and cheaper?

The below rtk-gps measures position to about 1.5inches for $1500 and an update rate of 5Hz on gps, and it measures 12.6mm x 4.6mm so that it would easily fit inside of a 20mm-diameter tube-shaped ...
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Variables that Improve SLAM

I have a general question regarding SLAM as I am not an expert on the topic. What are the variables that can improve map generation? The ones I can think of are: A higher resolution camera ...
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How to calculate battery capacity for my robot system

I am part of a team and we build a robot. I know how many watts all the subsystems of the robot will need and I also know how much time we want to operate it. Our system will need 323.344 Watt and we ...
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How does it get a bizarre term in triangle law of vector equation in a paper

I am reading the paper "Motion control of wheeled mobile robots" at page 5, as we have the equation (34.7), i wonder how it contains $− dc(s)\dot s$ in side. As the triangle law of vector: $\vec{OP}=...

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