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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Neuromorphic Engineering and Robotics

I have been into a boggling paper research on neuromorphic engineering and its implications on robotics applications, lately. It is relatively a less applied field and full of academic papers and ...
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How to connect an infrared remote control to PC or Arduino or Raspberry Pi?

I bought my kid a robotics kit with several motors and an infrared remote control (you can steer the robot using IR remote control). Now I want to take it to the next level and control the robots ...
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Why is behavior-based robotics not as popular as deep learning or reinforcement learning?

I am a master student in Germany and one of our professors is doing robotics research but with a different paradigm - the behavior-based robotics based on Subsumption Architecture developed by prof. ...
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Mobile robot algorithm implementation error

I am working in reproducing a robotics paper, first simulating it in MATLAB in order to implement it to a real robot afterwards. The robot's model is: $$\dot{x}=V(t)cos\theta $$ $$\dot{y}=V(t)sin\...
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Mechanical odometer with digital output

I would like to mechanically measure the distance a kids electric ATV traveled. The ATV will not be used with kids but as a mobile robot instead. It has a common rear axle for both rear wheels which I ...
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Meaning of s_last in D star Lite algorithm

In the D*Lite algorithm, described in line 21 of Figure 3, on page 4, in D* Lite, the main() starts with defining $s_{last}=s_{start}$. But value of $s_{last}$ is ...
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Real-time object classification for an indoor autonomous quad-rotor

I am designing an indoor autonomous drone. I am currently writing an object classification program in OpenCV for this purpose. My objects of interests for classification are: ceiling fans; AC units; ...
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Dynamic model of a robot lifted by a balloon (Multibody system)

I'm having a hard time trying to understand how to obtain the dynamic model for a system similar to the image. The balloon is a simple helium balloon, however the box is actually an aerial ...
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Understanding Drift in Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM)

I am trying to understand the effect of drift in Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM). My understanding is that drift occurs because the robot tracks its position relative to a set of ...
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Pins in OpenROV that control the motors?

I'm working on my own ROV project, but I find OpenROV have a ready to use image for my BB so want to use that instead of making my own program, and I already deployed the image, but I can't find which ...
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The uncertainty is big while the sensor is rather accurate at measuring a landmark in EKF-SLAM

I've a 2D sensor which provides a range $r$ and a bearing $\phi$ to a landmark. In my 2D EKF-SLAM simulation, the sensor has the following specifications $$ \sigma_{r} = 0.01 \text{m} \ \ ,\sigma_{\...
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Detect road surface in a traffic scene point cloud

I want to analyze a traffic scene. My source data is a point cloud like this one (see images at the bottom of that post). I want to be able to detect objects that are on the road (cars, cyclists etc.)....
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Does anyone have documentation for a CoroWare Explorer?

I have inherited a CoroWare Explorer from someone who used it for their PhD research years ago. They have no documentation on the robot, and I cannot find any online. Does anyone have a user's manual ...
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Interference caused by multiple robots during task completion

Suppose there is an area to survey. If we deploy one robot it takes time T to sweep the area. Now if we deploy 2 robots, we would expect it to take time T/2. However in reality, because we are sending ...
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PID Gains: Drop in control loop rate, need to retune?

Good Day, I am working on an autonomous quadcopter. May I ask if there is a significant difference if my control loop dropped from 500Hz to 460Hz due to added lines of code that would require ...
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Should I use gyro or encoders for robot moving in straight line?

I've recently succeeded in building my first collision-avoidance Arduino robot with 2 DC motors, and it works pretty well. However, it doesn't move in a straight line yet, when it should. I'm now ...
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Autonomous Indoor Positioning System Robot based on CV approach

I have some questions regarding an IPS autonomous robot system, Configuration: Mounting a camera to the ceiling of a room Assume the room is a cube of 5mx5mx5m (LxWxH) Assume the camera is ...
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Meaning of 'sign' in Writhe Matrix

Following is the equation of Writhe matrix from the article Topology based Representation(page no. 6). What is the meaning of 'sign' in the second part of this equation? I am not sure if this is some ...
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How to decide the battery power for my robot

I need my motor to be powered with 12V, 5A for 1 hour continuously. How can i decide the Ah rate of the battery. Please suggest some lithium ion battery for the specification
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why is quadrotor motion planning hard?

With introduction of incremental sampling algorithms, like PRM and RRT planning in higher dimensional spaces in reasonable computation time has become possible though it is PSPACE-hard. But why is a ...
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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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Detect polyethylene

First of all, I am in high school[to tell you that I am a newbie and lack knowledge] What I want to achieve for now is a thing that can differentiate between poly bags[polyethylene] and other stuffs. ...
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Rocker bogie suspension system - pitch angle

What does this sentence mean : "The chassis maintains the average pitch angle of both rockers." Put in other words, " the pitching angle of the chassis is the average of the pitch angles of the two ...
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Counts of Quadrature Encoder

Simply, I had Rover 5 with 2 DC motors and 2 quadrature encoders, I just want to use encoders to measure the distance of travelling for each wheel. To start with, I just want to determine the total ...
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Dead reckoning on a car-like robot with a gyro and only one encoder

Recently I began to build a car-like robot and I stumbled upon dead reckoning. I use one motor for steering and one for traction. I want to be able to get the position of the robot. From what I have ...
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How to connect Arduino Uno3, L293D motor driver and 3 colour sensors together?

I am trying to build an autonomous multi coloured lines following robot. The parts I have bought so far include: Arduino Uno 3. 3 Colour Sensors (taos tcs 230). L293DNE motor driver. Robot chassis ...
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Connecting a Raspberry Pi to a roomba via an FTDI cable

I have a Raspberry Pi with this FTDI cable and a Roomba 560. The Roomba has an SCI port to allow for control of the roomba via serial. I installed the PySerial library on the pi and send valid ...
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How to perform this reference system transformation?

I have two quaternions that indicate the initial orientation of a four wheel robot, each one in relative to one reference systems. The robot's orientation given by a quaternion q is not the same in ...
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Difference between Collision Cone and Velocity Obstacle

I'm trying to understand these two classic approaches to path planning in dynamic environments/with moving obstacles. According to some review papers, there seems to be quite a difference between them,...
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Inductive Charging for Alphabot [closed]

I am looking into building a self-docking robot that can charge itself when needed. To accelerate the prototyping phase, I am considering AlphaBot2 with Raspberry Pi 3 B+ as a development platform. I ...
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EKF localization data association

I am working with ROS indigo and clearpath huskyA200 and wanted to implement the EKF localization with unknown correspondences with my own hokuyo lidar data for a school project. Giving the algorithm ...
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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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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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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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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 to eliminate motion blur with realtime performance

I have a robotic system to develop, in first phase of the project I need to track an object. So I placed a geometrical marker on the object to estimate it's pose (rotation, translation). It all works ...
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Localizing two points using self position and angle between this points

my question is about localizing points in 2D space. I know exact position (x,y,alpha) of my robot in some room. In room there are two points of unknow location. Robot can find angle between he and ...
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Calibrating a laser scanner to a line camera

We have a high-resolution Riegl laser scanner and mounted atop it a Resonon Pika L, which is a hyperspectral camera which records one spatial column at a time, using the second dimension of the sensor ...
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Find the robot pose from three beacon measurement

At every timestep my robot gets sensor measurements from a scanner that finds three beacons with known poses $B_1 = (B_{1x}, B_{1y})^T, B_2 = (B_{2x}^T, B_{2y}) , B_3 = (B_{3x}, B_{3y})^T$ these ...
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Algorithm for Determining Mobile Base Positioning Given End Effector Pose

I have a 6 DOF arm robot with a mobile base, and a given x/y/z/quaternion vector that the end effector must match. I am to determine the most optimal position of the mobile base such that an IK ...
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Object Detection and Pose Estimaion

I am working on a robotics project for fun and can't really wrap my head around a solution to my perception problem. Setup: My robot will have a stereo vision setup and will have to detect certain ...
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Estimating state of moving object from other moving object

What is the best way to estimate the state [x-position; y-position; heading (yaw angle); velocity; acceleration; curvature (or yaw rate)] of a moving ...
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Angle to a circle tangent line

I want to simulate the detection of a moving object by a unicycle type robot. The robot is modelled with position (x,y) and direction theta as the three states. The obstacle is represented as a circle ...
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Can I control iRobot Create 2 with NI myRIO and LabVIEW codes?

I need to know if the iRobot Create 2 can be controlled with a NI myRIO that has been programmed through LabVIEW. The goal is to program an autonomous robot for real-time tracking using a Kinect ...
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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 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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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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How to make a directed graph?

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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How to get the projection matrix from odometry/tf data?

I would like to compare my results of visual Odometry with the groundtruth provided by the KITTI dataset. For each frame in the groundthruth, i have a projection matrix. For example: ...
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How to provide power to a robot/raspberry pi?

I'm building a robot and powering it with a Raspberry Pi. I am looking at this battery pack, but I am flexible with which one to use. My problem is that I need to be able to charge the robot while it ...