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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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 (one on the left and ...
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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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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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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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sampling-based path planning approach

I have been doing a project on robot path planning. A question has arisen in my mind during the project What are the state of the art sampling-based path planning schemes for the dynamic environment? ...
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How to access Raspberry Pi over wifi?

I have to use Raspberry Pi with Arduino on a mobile robot and access Raspberry Pi on a PC through WiFi. Is it possible? Please explain how to do it?
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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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ICP results as command in odometry motion model

im going through the odometry motion model proposed by Thurn in Probabilistic Robotics famous book and i have some questions concerning the kind of command that we can use. I will explain more my ...
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How to generate Particles in Particle Filter?

I have been trying to implement FastSlam 1.0. To implement this, I need to create particles. Now my confusion is how to create Particles? I have some odometry and Measurement data. Using those data ...
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How to test how much current 9 servos can draw at a time? [closed]

Plus how should I use a multimeter to test it? P. S. Really sorry for a noon question.
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HTTP requestes for Robot Teleoperation

I'm new to this forum so I apologise if I disrespect some rules. I am considering using HTTP requests to control a robot remotely. The design problem I am trying to solve is that I would like to ...
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digital servo won't seek to angle if delta between current position and target is more than ~15 degrees

My students and I are using a Hiwonder LD-220MG digital servo to position a "shoulder" on a robot. We are seeing a behavior (on every one of these servos that we test) that it won't go ...
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What is the difference between planning for kinematic car, dynamic car, blimp, and quadrotor? [closed]

I am working with a sampling based planning library. When I looked into the implementation, I found for kinematic car a SE2 state space(x, y, yaw), for dynamic car a SE2 compound state space (space ...
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How to combine odometry information with time-shifted information from IMU?

I'm working with a differential-drive robot that has odometry measurements from wheel shaft encoders and heading information from an IMU (I'm using BNO055 in IMU mode to get Euler angles, primarily ...
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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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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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Differential Drive Tricycle WMR with active caster wheel

I'm doing some research for my university project and in particular it concerns a functional design project. I thought it would have been possible to design a 3-wheel mobile robot with an active ...
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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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How to get a outdoor-camera wired at a distance >4m reliably? [duplicate]

I am working on a autonomous navigation robot that uses some RGB (or RGBD camera, if we find a cheap one), wired at its arm, which is at a distance of 4-5m. Now, the options that I have found are GMSL ...
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How can I get the equations of motion used in webots?

I am trying to use the webots platform for developing controllers. I need the differential equations governing the motion of the robots. How can I get the equations of motion used in webots?
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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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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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How to avoid hair entanglement in your robot wheels?

This isn't about any complex math or physics of robots, but rather an annoying practical issue I don't find much information about. My robot works indoors (house, office) and there's certainly going ...
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Drone based CV via base station - power requirments

Currently computer vision based inference is impractical on a drone given the significant power draw. Is connecting a drone to a base station which does CV a viable solution to this issue? Has it been ...
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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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Occupancy grid maps

Why do we take probabilistic approch to model the environment for robots in occupancy grid maps.The assumption is always taken that each cell on the grid map is either free or occupied.So why have ...
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SEIF ,online version of Graph slam create doubt in Motion Update state

I have a thesis work about Graph Slam The GraphSLAM Algorithm with Applications to Large-Scale Mapping of Urban Structures I try to implement it with the help of this paper but during the ...
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problem in understanding this part of the RRTx path finding algorithm

this is a paragraph from the paper of the RRTx algorithm and below it a figure referenced in the paragraph however the No and Nr nodes types are unclear to me what are they exactly ?
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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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Jacobian of a planar manipulator with 4 links

I have a mobile manipulator that moves on the plane. The base moves in SE(2) and the manipulator is also planar with 4 links. The mobile base will be a differential drive robot and its motion is ...
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How to avoid false encoder counts due to vibration in robot?

I have a couple of motors on my mobile base other than the drive motors, and they tend to create vibration in the robot. When these motors are turned on, the wheel's encoder ticks increase without any ...
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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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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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IR pattern projector

I am currently working on a robotics project in which I wish to integrated a depth/object scanner. Now my focus is currently on an IR camera in combination with some sort of IR pattern projector. ...
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Serial communication of IMU and Encoder arduino code

Pls, I need people to help me look at where I am getting it wrong. I test this code on Arduino ide and got the result I wanted but sending it to Matlab through serial communication, I obtained a ...
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Do mobile robots use variable transmissions?

I've built a simple robot that can move. I'm using brushless motors. I've realized that at slow speeds the motors pull a lot of current. I didn't understand the power / current / efficiency charts ...
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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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Degree of maneuverability mobile robot

According to the traditional kinematic theory for mobile robots [1][2] a mobile robot with a steerable wheel and two passive casters presents a $\delta_m=2,\delta_s=1,\delta_M=3$. This is easy to ...
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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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What is the purpose of an empty link without any child elements?

I was looking at a model xacro [urdf] file in a ROS tutorial when I saw: ...
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Motion of a mobile platform inaccurate than industrial robot arm

It is known that with a 7DoF industrial you can achieve an accuracy of ~2mm. However, the motion with a mobile platform is known to be more inaccurate and expensive. I can follow why the motion is ...
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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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Path planning priors in dynamic enviroments

What are the general path priors used when planning in a dynamic environment with people/cars/other robots? Suppose you don't have a global view of the environment, only a local view around the ...
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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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calculate self aligning torque from steering wheel angle

I would like to calculate self aligning torque (SAT) to apply it for a simulating game with Logitech G29 steering wheel, the torque is gonna be inferred from steering wheel angle (plus car motion). I ...
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motion model for forward movement

I thought this is a simple and well known problem and therefore there is a lot of literature. But I'm not able to find the correct keywords to google the answer. Maybe instead of answering the whole ...
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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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