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Simulator that allows your to test your real firmware inside a simulated world?

I am interested in learning more about how robotics are tested in simulators. Reading the Wikipedia article on robotics simulators I can't tell how the onboard firmware (the "brains" of the ...
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Why does ROS2 claim to be "real time"?

ROS2 uses DDS, in the wiki it says that DDS is "The Data Distribution Service (DDS) for real-time systems is an Object Management Group (OMG) machine-to-machine (sometimes called middleware or ...
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Value of ROS without real-time performance in robotics?

I have a general question about ROS - since it is NOT a real-time operating system(nor is Linux which it runs on), why can it be used for robotics applications which almost always have real time ...
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The reason(s)/benefit(s) to use realtime operating system instead of while-loop on MCU

I'm working on a wheeled-robot platform. My team is implementing some algorithms on MCU to keep getting sensors reading (sonar array, IR array, motor encoders, IMU) receive user command (via a ...
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Which middleware for IPC and multi-threading in a autonomous robot? [closed]

Aim: To use multi-threading and inter-process communication(IPC) when coding an autonomous robot. Platform: Embedded Linux (Yocto) Constraints : Limited CPU power. We are building an Autonomous ...
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Raspberry Pi operating system for robotics

Is there an operating system for the Raspberry Pi that is specifically made for running robotics applications? Or an operating system whose purpose is to optimized just to run a few specific programs? ...
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Formatting an SD card for Panda Board ES

I have a Panda Board ES. I am not able to get it to boot. I sent it back to SVTronics to get it checked and they said that the board is OK; I am the one who is not able to configure it properly. ...
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