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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

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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Question about DeepMPC (Lenz 2015)

I have been working my way through the paper titled "DeepMPC: Learning Deep Latent Features for Model Predictive Control", and I had a conceptual question. Is the time varying non linear dynamics ...
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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/...