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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Determine robot's position in a nearby room

Scenario I have 2 roaming robots, each in different rooms of a house, and both robots are connected to the house wifi. Each robot only has access to the equipment on itself. Question How can the ...
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How to connect Phone to Robot while charging phone from external battery?

I am controlling a robot via usb from an Android phone running the robot's code. This phone has a poor battery and I need to extend its life with a USB charger (can't change phones). How can I charge ...
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Gazebo laser plug-in fails to publish scan results

I have added hokuyo laser plug-in to mu urdf file. I successfully launched the robot in gazebo and done required changes to visualize it in rviz. I didn't get any error but the laser scan results are ...
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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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How to find kinematics of differential drive caster robot?

I'm working on a little project where I have to do some simulations on a small robot. I my case I'm using a differential-drive robot as one of the wheels of a bigger robot platform (which has two ...
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How to interpret the result of image rectification?

I've been trying to understand image rectification. Most of the time the result of image rectification is illustrated by the original image (i.e the image before rectification) and the rectified image,...
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How can this mobile robot rotate so perfectly?

Please have a look at this youtube video. When this mobile robot operates, the rack (which is said to weight up to 450 kg) can have its Center Of Mass (COM) distributed at any location. For example, ...
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Tf frame origin is offset from the actual base_link

I have built my differential drive mobile robot in solidworks and converted that to URDF file using soliworks2urdf converter. I successfully launched and robot and simulated with tele-operation node. ...
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Erratic motor behavior. Is it due to the faulty remote control or Grounding or something else?

I am using arduino mega to run 4 motors via 4 motor controllers. I am using a ps2 controller as the remote control. When the joystick is at rest, the motor should stop. The problem is the motor still ...
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Best power solution for my robot

I've built quadruped robot which is using 12 servos (TowerPro SG90 Servo) and Raspberry Pi (model B 1). Right now I'm "feeding" it with 5V 2.5A charger. How can I make it un-tethered? What should I ...
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Apps for Pepper robot [closed]

I recently googled about Pepper robot and I wonder how one could write apps for it and get money for them. As far as I know they have app store, but does it sell apps or give them for free? (All info ...
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Completely autonomous traversal of a planar graph [closed]

I have to program an autonomous robot to traverse through a grid given in the following figure. But the main problem is that the nodes to visit is not known beforehand, it will be received by the bot ...
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2D Robot Motion

Good day, I have a robot with an IMU that tells Yaw Rate, and Magnetic heading. It also tells Xvelocity and YVelocity at that instance of the vehicle, on the vehicle frame. (So irrespective of ...
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Weird magnetometer values

I bought a 3-axis magnetometer (Similar to this one ) And plugged into an Arduino in order to read the heading value. I mounted it on my robot and I drove with the robot for around 30 meters, turned ...
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Problem with HC-SR04 sensor

I have three HC-SR04 sensors connected to a PIC18F4431 with the schematic provided below. Before building the PCB I've tried testing all three sensors with a bread board and they worked fine. But now ...
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Malfuction in motors using L298N

I have purchased the undermentioned robot chassis with DC motors supported with plastic gears from a local store. There is a 3A battery holder and when I connect robot to that and put it on the ground ...
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How can I measure the height of an object with a single sharp sensor (GP2Y0A21YK0F)?

I have one sharp sensor and I have to use it to measure the height of a block (6cm - 12 cm). How can I accomplish this ? Actually it is to be connected to a robot which will move near the box and ...
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How can I measure the actual speed and distance traveled of the robot with an external setup? [closed]

Good day to all. First of all, I'd like to clarify that the intention of this question is not to solve the localization problem that is so popular in robotics. However, the purpose is to gather ...
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Humanoid balancing

I'm currently working on Humanoid robot. I've solved the Forward & Inverse Kinematic relations of the robot, and they turn out to be fine. Now I want to move onto Walking. I've seen tons of ...
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Is it possible to design robot software or AI to function in different devices? [closed]

so i'm really interested in robotics.. I'm not really a robot expert as i have no experience on creating one. I just like them. Anyway, I am always wondering if its possible to build a robot that can ...
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Is there a way to disconnect and reconnect from a Create 2 that was streaming sensor readings without having to unplug/replug my USB-serial cable?

I am working with a Create 2 and I am executing a simple sequence like (in pseudocode): ...
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Dynamic simulation of compliant elements in quadruped robot

I have a preliminary design for a legged robot that uses compliant elements in the legs and in parallel with the motors for energy recovery during impact as well as a pair of flywheels on the front ...
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Angular velocity to translational velocity

I have a 3D point in space with it's XYZ Coordinates about some Frame A. I need to calculate the new XYZ coordinates, given the angular velocities of each axis at that instant of time about Frame A I ...
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Solar panel set rotation: How to achieve both vertical and horizontal rotation?

How can we achieve this kind of rotation to enable maximum trapping of solar rays during the day?
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Is modelling a robot and deriving its Equations of Motions more applicable to a system that is inherently unstable?

As someone who is new and is still learning about robotics, I hope you can help me out. Let's say I have two systems: (a) Inverted Pendulum (unstable system) (b) Pole Climbing Robot (stable system) ...
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What is the difference between path planning and motion planning?

What are the main differences between motion planning and path planning? Imagine that the objective of the algorithm is to find a path between the humanoid soccer playing robot and the ball which ...
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Need a mobile robot simulator that provides easier odometry funtions

I want a mobile robot to go from a starting position to a goal position. But, I don't want to calculate the pose from encoders. Instead I want to know if there exist such a simulator that provides ...
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ROS MoveIt!, virtual joints, planar joints, prismatic joints

I do have a robotic application, where a 7Dof robot arm is mounted on a omnidirectional mobile platform. My overall goal is to get MoveIt! to calculate a sequence of joint movements, such that the ...
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Angular velocities and rotation matrices

Let us assume I have an object O with axis $x_{O}$, $y_{O}$, $z_{O}$, with different orientation from the global frame S with $x_{S}$, $y_{S}$, $z_{S}$ (I don't care about the position). Now I know ...
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How would I replicate a tank/zero-turn steering system in a small robotic vehicle?

I'm working on a project that requires me to build a small vehicle (footprint of ~ 14 x 14 inches, less than 6.5 pounds) that can traverse sand. For the steering system, I was thinking of replicating ...
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EKF-SLAM: Shrink covariance matrix on one direction

I have implemented an EKF on a mobile robot (x,y,theta coordinates), but now I've a problem. When I detect a landmark, I would like to correct my estimate only on a defined direction. As an example, ...
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How can I avoid Roomba Error 10 Code?

I am trying to run my 600 series Roomba in a large, open space (1700+sf) and it does not recognize the large, open space and throws the Error 10 code. It does not recognize an edge of 2 12"-3" either;...
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image processing

I am making a Robot goalie, the robot is supposed to detect whether a ball has been thrown in its direction , sense the direction of the ball and then stop it from entering the goal post. A webcam ...
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Can digital servo motors be modified for continuous rotation? [duplicate]

In an autonomous mobile robot, we're planning on using digital servo motors to drive the wheels. Servo motors usually don't rotate continuously. However, they can be modified to do so based on many ...
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Robot arm reachability of a pose in Cartesian space

Given a set of robot joint angles (i.e. 7DoF) $\textbf{q} = [q_1, ... , q_n]$ one can calculate the resulting end-effector pose (denoted as $\textbf{x}_\text{EEF}$), using the foward kinematic map. ...
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Using DC motor as a generator to recharge battery of my robot

I am trying to recharge my 12V lead acid battery with a 12V DC motor. I am using the battery to power the robot when it climbs. When it descends, I notice that I dont need to apply reverse voltage ...
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"Thermal Imaging" with Arduino and/or Lego Mindstorm NXT 2.0?

I'm trying to build a robot that can be sent into rooms/buildings and detect people using nxt and/or Arduino. In addition to this I would like to be able to view what my robot is "seeing" in real-time ...
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2D Positioning of mobile robot [closed]

I am just starting to explore an idea and I am somewhat of a novice in robotics. I am looking to position a mobile robot as accurately as possible on a concrete slab. This would be during new ...
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Mobile Robot path reconstruction by using IMU acceleration and Yaw angle

I hope you can help me with my project. I'm using a skid-steering wheeled mobile robot for autonomous navigation and I'd like to find a way to be able to perform path reconstruction in Matlab. By ...
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Optimal-time acceleration sequence of a line-following robot following a moving obstacle

Say we have a line-following robot that has a moving obstacle in front, that is a one-dimensional problem. The moving obstacle is defined by its initial state and a sequence of (longitudinal) ...
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Arduino mobile robot

Is there a way I can control my arduino robot from anywhere in the world. The robot goes out of range of my home wifi so my wifi shield can't help. Is there a way to make sure the robot is always on ...
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What erector sets will function with normal servo motors?

I need a basic erector set that the parts will fit with servo motors and dc motors. Preferably below $100. I've looked at Minds-i basic set and it looks good except I don't know if it will function ...
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Magnetic, low insertion force connector

I'm building a robotic tea-maker/watchdog robot and have a power problem. I would like to be able to have the robot approach a socket and insert the power cord of a cheap immersion heater (120V, 300W, ...
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Book on mechanisms [closed]

I wanted to know if there is any sort of archive of mechanisms that contains a brief description of mechanisms like there type of motion and forces involved. Not lengthy derivations and other stuff.
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Forward kinematics: Why ω should remain same?

Can anyone please explain me these lines found on page 5 of Kinematics Equations for Differential Drive and Articulated Steering by Thomas Hellström? Note that plugging in $r$ and $v$ for both ...
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iRobot Create Serial Cable for Turtlebot I

I need an iRobot Create Serial Cable (one end 7-pin Mini-DIN Connector and the other end is USB) for Turtlebot I. How can I connect my bot to my PC?
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How to program a three wheel Omni?

I have created a three wheeled omni robot like the diagram below. Now I am unsure of how to program it. I want to use a single joystick so one x and one y value. The values for x and y are between -1 ...
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EKF-SLAM initialize new landmark in covariance matrix

I am trying to implement an EKF-SLAM using the algorithm for unknown correspondences proposed in the book "Probalistic Robotics" by Sebastian Thrun in Table 10.2 . By now I understand actually all ...
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Is it possible to do SLAM with few IR sensors like Buddy?

I saw Buddy's page and want to purchase for my SLAM research. However, I wonder is it possible to program Buddy for SLAM? According to Buddy's spec, they're only few IR's, sonars and a camera. As I ...
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Navigating through a Maze using path-planning (Dijkstra)

I'm working on an robot that would be able to navigate through a maze, avoid obstacles and identify some of the objects in it. I have a monochromatic bitmap of the maze, that is supposed to be used in ...

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