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Resetting Turtlebot3 odometery to zero without rebooting it [ROS2 Foxy- Turtlebot3]

I am using a Turtlebot3 with an Raspberry Pi 3B+ for my masters degree project, running ROS2 Foxy. I am finding it rather difficult to restart the robot every time I need the odometery to be reset to ...
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Looking for benchmarks on Apriltag pose estimation

we want to know if we can use Apriltags in our project for pose estimation in rather long distances and on moving target. Specifically, correcting errors of an IMU device on an autonomous vehicle. I ...
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Doubt regarding a slam parameter in research paper

I was reading about the SLAM problem in a research paper, Multi-robot Simultaneous Localization and Mapping using Particle Filters by Andrew Howard. What does '$m$' mean here? The SLAM problem for a ...
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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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What flight firmware stack is most common in aerial robotics research environments?

I'm considering Aero-Astro grad school and am looking into acquiring a drone hardware platform to implement GNC/ PNT/ autonomy papers like those I might see from, e.g., the Navigation and Autonomous ...
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Industry robot maximum torque

In google search, I find Abb industry robot wrist maximum torque is around 6000Nm, So I’m wondering, in most industry robot, how much the maximum torque can reach? In another words, which motor is ...
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What sort of robot would one use to tie precise knots in a string?

I need many knots tied repetitively and consistently in a string. I have been trying to make something which ties knots for me in a consistent manner. I've got a project which requires a few hundred ...
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Is Fuzzy logic applicable for robotics research

I found some papers that use fuzzy logic to solve robotics algorithmic problems. But I have recently been told by a few roboticists that fuzzy logic should not be used in robotics because it has ...
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Is robotics and automation a contradiction?

With the Meccano toy it is possible to construct a variety of useful machines. For example a knitting machine, a loom or a steam engine. What these machines have in common is, that they are doing ...
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How to approach any advanced control problem in robotics

I have worked on a couple of projects like control of a quadrotor/ self balancing robot/ 6 dof robotic arm using nonlinear, optimal and adaptive control. So, in all these projects I have first ...
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Open source robotics projects that have complex software structure?

I've built some robotic systems that rely on handcrafted hierarchical FSM, I'm hoping to learn more by studying codes from some open source system that have more complex structures. Can anyone point ...
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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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Places for the up-to-date topics in robotics [closed]

Are there specific places/websites where you guys read about the topics that are being searched in Robotics, specially, for the most newest researches. I would like to know the places where the most ...
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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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Machine Learning or Deep Learning libraries used in Robotics with FPGAs?

Question here opened the discussion on FPGAs on robotics applications. I would like to teach a LSTM RNN/CNN on border detection and feature detection on FPGA. Feature detection methods I would like to ...
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Fire Fighting robot searching for fire in arena algorithm

i am working on a firefighting robot and i am struggling to find a way to search all rooms in an arena like this i thought of using the Wall follower rule but it will miss a room , if i am ...
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ROS for an autonomous boat

As part of an internship I was asked to design and develop the core control system for an autonomous small-scale (2m length) solar vessel to be able to sail around the Baltic Sea. The boat should be ...
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Autonomous boat obstacle avoidance

I am currently considering joining the MicroTransat challenge and develop an autonomous boat able to survive the harsh Ocean environment. However, as for security and to ensure the boat doesn't sink ...
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Mobile robot identification

The problem: line follower robots - non linear systems - use linear PID regulation algorithm in order to bring error to zero. However, using linear regulator is not the best way to drive non linear ...
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Why are robots made to mimic humans actions? Isn't it better to make them better than Humans?

Robots can be better than humans. If we attach a wheel to a robot, it can move faster than a human with legs. But why then is a lot of research going on to make robots look, walk and talk like humans....
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Are all Flight Controllers and Remote Controls using the same protocol?

I'm about to start a project, where I'm sniffing data between remote controls and flight controllers on RC copters and doing stuff with that information. Do all (or most) flight controllers use the ...
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IPhone controlled RC car [closed]

I have an R.C car and there is a program in my computer in which I can code the car to perform movements.I would like to have an application with a visual design.Where it shows the cars path. Is ...
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recommendation for really high precision attitude measurement sensors

I am new in this field, I am looking for some high precision gyroscopes and accelerometers for attitude measurements.The precision requirement is around 0.2~0.5 deg/s dynamic. I have done some ...
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Is it possible to simulate vision (perception) in Gazebo (or other simulators)

Vision is important part of robotics and frequently it is unavoidable component of control loop. E.g. many clothes/garment handling algorithms rely on visual cues in deciding how to proceed. The ...
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How do I set up a rubber hand experiment with precise latency?

The rubber hand illusion (Wikipedia) involves touching both a fake arm and a subject's real arm simultaneously. This causes the subject to feel that the fake arm belongs to him. Normally a human ...
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Role of Neuromorphic Computing and Quantum Computing in the field of Robotics and AI

I asked a similar kind of question some time ago (Neuromorphic Engineering and Robotics) Since then, many things have come to the point of revelation. A road-map for neuromorphic computing was ...
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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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What should I study if I want to get into robotics? [closed]

I understand this is a broad question but I'm taking the risk to ask anyway. Robotics, from what I can tell so far, is a detailed, diverse, and thorough field. However, if there are better areas of ...
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What frame of reference is used during Visual Servoing?

I'm new to the whole visual servoing area. I'm now reading the tutorial Visual Servo Control Part I: Basic Approaches" and I don't understand something fundamental - what information is available to ...
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Building a Autonomous pesticide spraying system using swarm robotics based on odor (volatile Organic Compounds) detection [closed]

Visible worms, pests, and diseased parts of plants emit a unique odor (Volatile Organic compounds with different concentrations). I understand that sensors which can quantitatively detect these ...
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How can I create a robot like the EZ-B using a regular Arduino?

I am interested in building a robot like the EZ-B, sold by ez-robot.com. It comes with an SDK for Visual Studio and has direct scripting in runtime through a USB, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, IRC or HTTPS ...
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Space elevator: What is still needed, apart from the cable and propulsion?

In order to build and operate a space elevator moving crafts and people into space, there are two big challenges that have not been solved yet: Finding a cable with enough tensile strength, Moving ...
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When should FPGAs be used in Robotics?

FPGA has good points such as a lot of IO points but then again you need to think things on very low level with flip-flops and pioneer on areas where things are not yet mature -- for example see this ...
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Dynamic programming algorithm aka Bellman equation in Robotics?

The dynamic programming algorithm refers to the Bellman equation. An open-loop control decides movement at the initial point while a closed-loop control decides control during the movement. Now most ...
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Is there a tool for building and analysing robots (kinematics, control) visually?

I am reading research papers about robotics and many of them follow the same pattern: some construction is established kinematical formulas are read from the mechanical structure the state space is ...
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Do "toy" robots move technology forwards?

Over the last month, I saw many robots that don't have any real purpose, which made me ask myself: "Does this have any value?" I saw dancing robot on CES, advanced lego based robots and also robots ...
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In HRI, how is the "uncanny valley" experienced by people on the autism spectrum?

I'm familiar with the idea of the uncanny valley theory in human-robot interaction, where robots with almost human appearance are perceived as creepy. I also know that there have been research studies ...
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What was the earliest concept of a robot?

I'm a highschool student studying electronics and for an assessment task on the history of electronics I have decided to focus on the history of robotics. I want to begin with the earliest possible ...
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Is subsumption architecture still an active area of research?

I am interested in learning more about subsumption architecture. I have read a number of books that talk about the idea but none of them go into great detail. I have also read a fair number of Dr. ...
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Robotics Trends

Robotics has always been one of those engineering fields which has promised so much, but is taking a long time to deliver all the things that people imagine. When someone asks: "How long before we ...
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Mathematical prerequisites for beginning graduate student in robotics

A beginning graduate student in robotics asked me the areas of mathematics that he should brush up on (prerequisites) to begin a masters research program in robotics. What are some good materials/...
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