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 estimate proper heading angle

I obtain the heading or yaw angle from a source which I am not allowed to modify, but when the angle goes more than +180 or -180, it interchanges either from 180 to -180 or the other way around. Any ...
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Where did the science of robotics arrive?

I want to know if there is a platform for programming robots and has tools Lessons and information for making robots or are you still ideas only
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Best references for navigations function applied in obstacle-avoidance and collision-avoidance robotic applications

I'm looking for good recommendations about the topic of obstacle-avoidance and collision-avoidance for robotic application. If someone has a good academic overview of the topic can recommend me some ...
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Determining Base Configuration Tsb from End-Effector Configuration Tse for youbot

Hello there, hope you are doing great. Right now I am trying to control youbot to pick and cube and place it to a certain position, on simulation. However, I believe that the reference trajectory is ...
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How to implement a 4 Mecanum wheel Robot kinematic model Practically in code?

Above is the Kinematic model of a 4 wheeled from https://cdn.intechopen.com/pdfs/465/InTechOmnidirectional_mobile_robot_design_and_implementation.pdf, My question is how to use these kinematic ...
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How to do odometry for 4 mecanum wheeled robot?

I need to do odometry for a 4 mecanum wheeled robot for indoor applications. Is it possible to do it with just wheel encoders and IMU sensors? If possible, how? It will be of great help if someone ...
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How do I call Matlab code into Simulink for doing a simulation for doing plots?

I have built a simulink model for performing cartesian regulation on a unicycle: and plot the results with a Matlab code but, I am not very confident with Simulink and so I don't know how to call ...
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error with dimensions in Simulink

I am trying to simulate a cartesian regulator for a unicycle with Simulink and I am having some problems. My simulink model is the following: and when I run it I get the following error message: so ...
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Robotic Platforms Similar to the PiBot(Locobot)

I am brain storming platforms to use for a project I am working on. I'm looking for an mobile platform with a manipulator attached. I originally was focusing on the PiBot, but after doing some ...
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Universities offering courses about Drones (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles [UAVs]) [closed]

I am trying to gather some information about university courses offered about drones (or Unmanned Aerial Vehicles). At the beginning, I thought that I would have found way more than what I found and ...
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Likelihood field sensor model (Probabilistic Robotics, Thrun et al., p.169-174)

I am currently working on the "likelihood field" sensor model (aka "endpoint model") by Thrun et al. (book: Probabilistic Robotics, Thrun et al., p.169-174) In this context I have ...
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irobot create 2: random changes in driving speed

I am trying to make the Create2 dance a specific choreography. I´m not using the sensors, I just let it drive and turn for a specific amount of time. In general it works fine. But after working with ...
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When a permutation matrix is desired for transforming camera frame to world frame?

When dealing with rectified images, why would the inverse of a simple permutation matrix $$P = {\begin{bmatrix} 0 & -1 & 0 \\ 0 & 0 & -1 \\ 1 & 0 & 0 \end{bmatrix}}^{-1}$$ ...
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Where to buy cheap motors and mechanical parts for hobby robotics applications? [closed]

My kids want to get into robotics, where Online can I buy the motors (dc,ac,stepper...) and mechanical assembly (nuts, bolts, sheet metal, springs, rods...) for a very affordable price, you know I ...
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What should be a good frequency for the EKF prediction and correction updates?

This is my first post on the forum although I read Q&A posted here constantly. I haven´t seen a similar question so here it goes: I am implementing an EKF for localization from scratch just for ...
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How to properly model a non-holonomic system?

I'm trying to model a robot which is composed of a non-holonomic and a holonomic system overall is non-holonomic. Basically it's a robot arm + mobile platform. So far I have found a similar work like ...
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Jetson TX2 vs small form factor PC for autonomous robots

What are the advantages and disadvantages for each? I can build a small form factor PC with a GTX 1050 which will easily out perform a jetson for the same price. When and where are each more ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Odometry using wheel encoder with no differential drive

I am currently looking for a way to do odometry using wheel encoders, for a car that has no differential drive. The two rear wheel would rotate at the exact same speed. I have been looking everywhere ...
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How does a recursive Bayesian depth filter is used to build a map in visual odometry?

I am trying to understand a paper on visual odometry and I am having troubles understanding how a map is generated using a stereo camera as sensor. The paper I am reading is SVO: Semi-Direct Visual ...
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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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How does inverse compositional Lucas–Kanade algorithm work?

I am trying to understand the Lucas–Kanade algorithm since I am reading a paper in which is applied the inverse compositional Lucas–Kanade algorithm, but in order to understand the latter I have to ...
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How to PID tune a four wheel robot?

Four wheel mecanum rover with a mass of approximately 50 Kg. Each wheel has a 20:1 gearbox with encoder at the wheel (rather than the motor). If this was something like a robot arm I would PID tune ...
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AC Motors vs Hydraulic motors for skid-steering robot

I'm designing a mobile robot with tracks and skid-steering driving system and I am evaluating whether an electric motor would be better than a hydraulic one. I did some calculations, the total weight ...
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Problem understanding a paper about visual odometry

I am reading the following paper: SVO: Semi-Direct Visual Odometry for Monocular and Multi-Camera Systems , and I am having some problem understanding some concepts. Before starting I have to say ...
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Use polynomials to detach number of MPC controls from size of time-horizon?

Model Predictive Control (MPC) works by finding a set of controls $u_0, \dots, u_n$ that minimize a cost function $J$ over a time-horizon $[t, t + T]$. Typically when MPC is used on mobile robots, ...
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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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Applications of Reinforcement Learning

Many global-control applications of robotics involve incomplete world information and at best can be represented as a POMDP. Given this, can we really apply RL to most robotics applications? From ...
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Extended Kalman filtering for IMU and Encoder

I am trying to fuse IMU and encoder using extended Kalman sensor fusion technique. how do I fuse IMU pitch, roll with the orientation data I obtained from the encoder. Also, how do I use my position x ...
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Navigation Function : Sphere Spaced Set

The navigation function in a sphere spaced set is given by: Equation How do I determine the value of Lambda?
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two wheel mobile robot odometry

I am using an encoder to calculate the position and orientation of a mobile robot. The robot has two-wheel and each wheel is attached with an encoder, the result I am getting for my position x,y and ...
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What is the definition of the phrase “ego robot”?

What does the phrase "ego robot" mean? I see it used in the context of multi robot systems like in the paper Game Theoretic Motion Planning for Multi-robot Racing by Zijian Wang, Riccardo Spica & ...
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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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