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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ROS: joint_state_publisher dies when used in remote launch file

I've been trying to run robot_state_publisher and joint_state_publisher on a remote TX1 running Ubuntu 16.04 and ROS Kinetic. When running the node from a local launch file (manually ssh into the ...
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How can I get the distance from a robot to a beacon?

I'm planning to create a Raspberry Pi robot to map a room. I intend to use a particle filtering algorithm as one of the central points of the project, that will allow me to work out my position ...
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Confusion of EKF equations

I read Probabilistic Robotics by Sebastian THRUN (online version). I also read http://ais.informatik.uni-freiburg.de/teaching/ws12/mapping/pdf/slam04-ekf-slam.pdf Question1 : What will be the ...
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Kalman filter and ekf main difference in elaborate way

I am studying about various filtering techniques for Robot pose esitimation. I came to know two very well known filter technique Kalman Filter and Extended Kalman Filter. To know about this two ...
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Is a small time locally controllable system holonomic?

If you define a wheel that can only rotate and move in the direction it is pointing to but using a combination of motions (arbitrarily short) it can be moved sideways, does the system still remain ...
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EKF based Slam implementation with landmark identification in Global frame

I am working on mobile Robotics. I want to implement Slam. I have a very specific question about EKF Slam. To implement Slam I read the book "Probabilistic Robotics". I read its online version. There ...
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What is the difference between a holonomic and an omnidirectional robot?

I have seen the usage of the term "omnidirectional" in robotics, but I have not found a (precise) definition. In the chapter Omni-Directional Robots from the book "Embedded Robotics", it is stated: ...
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Bluetooth Controls instead of R/C Controls for simple Holonomic robot

I am new here and with little experience in robotics. I have assembled this holonomic robot: https://shop.wickeddevice.com/product/omniwheel-robot-complete-kit/ It has 3 Omni-wheels, 3 gearhead ...
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Why use GraphSLAM?

I am doing some project on Slam. I have a data set of a moving Robot which can give me the value of forward velocity(m/s) and angular velocity(rad/s) and time(s). Now if this data are provided I can ...
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Find out Robot Coordinate using odometer data

I have a data set name Robot_odometery which consist of 3 field namely, Time(s),Forward velocity(m/s) and angular velocity(rad/s). I taken this dataset from http://asrl.utias.utoronto.ca/datasets/...
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What knowledge should I have if I want to establish a robotics company? [closed]

I know, robotics may refer to many things and it's extremely large field today. But if I can narrow the topic to something like Aldebaran(the company makes Nao robots), what knowledge should I have as ...
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Methods for state estimation and real-time path planning of a mobile robot

I'm looking to start a project that incorporates some form of state estimation and path planning for a simple simulated robot dynamic model, in an environment that contains obstacles. I'm hoping to ...
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Which is a good and cheap 3D LIDAR or other options? [closed]

Our team is planning to go for European Rover Challenge (ERC) 2018 for which we are designing an Autonomous rover. In order to implement SLAM, we need a way of mapping (with a range of atleast 2-4 ...
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Obstacle Avoidance: Detection of goal inside the obstacle

It is easy to understand how a robot can avoid obstacle if the goal point is not within the obstacle (Point A) as shown in the figure. But I'm curious how could a robot know that the the goal point is ...
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Inter-robot Collision Avoidance

I try to understand some MATLAB code (see below) i found from the web for inter-robot collision avoidance. But I'm not really understand, how the theory behind this code work. Can anyone help me ...
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ROS: TurtleBot3 motors runs 60 seconds after message is seen in topic /cmd_vel

I am running ROS Kinetic, on a Turtlebot3 Burger with a Raspberry Pi3. The goal here is to remotely control the Turtlebot from another Raspberry Pi. The remote controller Pi sends movement ...
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Easy cm accurate GNSS / GPS for rover with base station? [closed]

I am trying to design a system to measure snow depth during snow production on a tiny ski resort in Denmark. My idea is simple: Drive a rover over the ground during the summer, and obtain height ...
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How to convert/transform robot local frame to global frame to use in Kalman Filter?

I'm currently working on the iRobot Create 2 platform using a RaspberryPi (Python) and ROS. I have an indoor navigation/ GPS system, which can provide me with x,y coordinates within its coordinate ...
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Turtlebot 2 dimensions

I am trying to drive the differential drive kinematics of Turtlebot 2. However, I couldn't find the distance between 2 wheels on the datasheet. I'd appreciate if anyone could provide me this dimension....
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How often does a robot perform A* (A star) path planning in an unknown map?

I have read through lectures/ tutorials on A* but they have all been via computer simulations. I have an autonomous wheeled robot that is traversing an unknown map (essentially, it'll be a tabletop ...
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Source of seminal papers in robotics

Is there a database or website that has collected the seminal papers in different disciplines of robotics like machine learning, AI, mobile robots, etc. By seminal I mean papers that made a path-...
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Adding ROS to Raspberry Pi car and teleoperation

I just completed a Raspberry Pi car setup shown in the image below. With my car now assembled, I can run a simple Python script put the necessary GPIO pins HIGH or LOW and moves the car around ...
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Can the A* Algorithm be implemented on an Arduino easily?

I am not very experienced in working with C++. Working with Python is much more easier for me because of the large number of built-in mathematical functions present such as multidimensional array ...
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Robot heading uncertainty values

I'm tracking the state of a robot using an EKF defined by: $$(x,y,\theta)$$ where $x$ and $y$ are the coordinates in the ground-plane and $\theta$ the heading angle. I initialized the covariance ...
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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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Are there any open-source congnative planing frameworks for robotics?

I have seen a lot of academic papers, but no framework that I can download and use. There are even projects, such as OpenCog, which might be usable in a few years. I would like to know of the ...
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loop closure detection in visual SLAM

A robotic system is moving a getting its current location using visual odometry (incremental estimation of rotation and translation). To correct its localization, a loop closure technique may be added....
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How does one setup an ESC to drive a wheel-hub motor?

I have 2x 350W wheel-hub motors taken from a self-balancing scooter, or hoverboard. My intention is to use the two of them to drive a homemade R2-D2. However, some difficulties have been encountered ...
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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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Are there any big size open source robot project(servant like robot maybe)

I am trying to build a big size robot (150CM height) like this: But I don't have mechanical engineering knowledge for that. Also it's only a prototype to show how the robot will act(it's more relies ...
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Iterative Closest Point for 2-D LIDAR Data

I have two 2-D point clouds obtained from LIDAR (Light Detection And Ranging) scans at two different poses (positions and orientations) inside a circular structure, where a small object (vertical ...
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Wheel odometry simulation using ground truth

I'm tracking the state of a robot $X=(x,y,\theta)$ where $x$ and $y$ are the ground coordinates and $\theta$ the heading angle. I have the ground truth states $X_{gt}=(x_{gt},y_{gt},\theta_{gt})$. I ...
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Programming the Formula Allcode to run a circuit

In our engineering science lesson, my class has been tasked with programming the Formula Allcode buggy to run a pre-specified circuit with smooth turns. The issue we are having is that we do not know ...
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good laser scanner/ lidar for 4 wheel robot? [closed]

i was wondering what could be a good laser scanner can someone get for as much as 180$ ? i am planning to use it from SLAM to build a map, so this is why i wanted to ask here ? have anyone tried ...
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How do i figure out how much thrust an 150cc Size Brushless Outrunner Motor will output with propellers? [duplicate]

I need to know this as i'm trying to figure out if two of these could lift approximately 170 pounds of wheight. And that's includig batterys and the motors.
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are these two logic level shifters are doing the same job

I am just in need of a level shifter and I want to ask if these two are doing the same job without any difference, if there is a difference I need to know 1 : https://www.sparkfun.com/products/12009 ...
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How to build big robots(Material/Method)?

I am interested to know, if I want to build middle/big size robots(50*50*150 cm^3), which material and which method is better to use? I mean, when I want to build a robot with this size(20*20*20) I ...
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Sex Robotics for everyone male and female [closed]

How much would a sex robot cost, and is it ethically correct?
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Connect to e_puck, Could not connect to com3 at 115200 ERROR!

So I have an E-puck robot, and I'm using Tiny Bootloader from this website: http://www.etc.ugal.ro/cchiculita/software/picbootloader.htm I've paired the robot up on my laptop's bluetooth. It appears ...
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Searching for an idea to enhance robot chasis strength

Hello every one I am working on a robot and I am using kinda big motors and I made the body from 5mm plastic sheet and I found that its not strong enough to hold the robot as you see in the pic there ...
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How Do You Program the SR04 Ultrasonic Sensor?

Dear Robotics Community, I am participating in a Robotics tourney that will start in a few weeks. The challenge I signed up for is to deliver and dump ping pong balls to a box. I already have my ...
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Quicktron company - Mobile robots (Equivalent of Kiva Systems?) [closed]

Since some months on many websites, I read and I have seen images of the Alibaba (the Chinese e-commerce giant) warehouses. One example is the following article: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/...
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How's robot vacuum cleaner back to charger when battery is low? [closed]

What's technology robot vacuum cleaner used to locate it's charger when battery is low ?
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I am looking for some basic mechanical parts to build structures(prototypes)?

I am looking for something like this part in these photos: to make my robot ideas as prototype. But I don't know it's name! Also if there are better options I will happy to know.
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Beginners guide to Inverse Kinematics for biped robots? [closed]

I'm building a LynxMotion Scout biped and believe that IK are the best way to develop an effective gait. I'm a mechanical design engineer - I currently have minimal skills / experience with ...
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Nuc, custom pc or raspberry pi?

For our Minor “Robotics and Vision” we need to use ROS to create a system that can navigate to and from a coffee machine. The available hardware consists of a robotic platform from "Dr Robot", and a ...
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Robot Position Control on Treadmill

Previous Question Hello, In continuation of my question above, I have another question. I have managed to control the speed of the treadmill using a PID and StevO mentioned to me how the scaling from ...
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Are there any Open-Source bricks projects for robotics?

I mean some bricks like Lego/Meccano with a community like Instructables site, those share their models and robots with others. Also the 3D models of bricks(in solidworks format for example) are free ...
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How many robots is considered to be a robotic swarm not a group of robots?

Does the literature on swarm robotics define the smallest number of robots required to make a "swarm". Is it 10, 20 or 100 robots, or does the name depend on something other than the number of robots?...
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Question about terminology of robotic architecture

Most home or entertainment robots I see are either manual human remote control or have the processor on-board and are completely self contained. Contrast to this robots which are neither, but are ...

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