Questions tagged [servomotor]

A servomotor is a closed-loop servomechanism, typically used in industrial applications. It usually consists of a motor coupled to a sensor (e.g. encoder) for precision position feedback, typically using a low ratio gearbox or direct drive.

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Which kind of motors and how powerfull should they be for a robotic arm

I am building a robotic arm with these specifications: 1 meter long approx. 1kg weight it is made of 4 motors. (2 at the base. One for rotating the whole arm left and right and another one for ...
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How to use registration inputs on a Kinetix servo?

I am working with a Kinetix 5500 servo drive with a rotational actuator to locate a keyway on a shaft. The shaft will rotate, and a laser sensor will detect the height difference when the keyway ...
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How to calculate battery size for servo motors?

I am making a robotic device with the following servo motors. How do I go about calculating the battery capacity? It is supposed to run for 10 minutes. I am bit confused as to use the no-load current ...
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how to manipulate arm robot? [closed]

I want to make a robot arm with a gripper that can go to any x y z coordinates near it. the robot itself will be simple just servo motors and Arduino but I don't know how to make reach the desired ...
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Servo motor eventual shake

I've been developing an inspection rover with two miniature cameras on two dual axis gimbals. I've tried analog, digital and now brushless servos from various R/C parts makers and all of them ...
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Can we simulate a actuator with a very strong torque with a PID controller

I use gazebo to simulate a robot arm. To control its joints, I use PID controllers. As you might know, PID are sometimes pretty hard to tune and this is the case for a robotic arm. To avoid any tuning,...
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Sun tracking with +/- 0.1degree accuracy?

For a school project I am looking to track the sun with +/- 0.1 degree accuracy for use with a parabolic dish reflector. Say we need a final output torque of about 20Nm, what kind of gearing/motors ...
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Up to what force is a servo motor a reasonable choice as an actuator?

I'm working on an application where I need to apply a linear or angular force to operate a linkage mechanism, but I don't (yet) know what amount of force I will need. I anticipate that it will be less ...
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Choice of a motor for robotic arm

This is my first post here, so hello all. I really hope I can learn a lot from you guys. I am trying to build a robotic arm to carry an object and put it inside of different boxes that are placed in ...
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motor inertia tensor?

In modeling dynamics of a robot ,in which servo motor is adjusted inside the link, there is a need to find inertia tensor of the motor itself,Right? So if it is needed how can i get the inertia ...
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Servo motors for large scale RC car

I want to convert an electric ATV (quad) for kids (like the HIGHPER ATV-6E) to radio control for a robotics project. These small ATVs are about a meter long and weigh about 40 kg. I need to choose ...
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Measure weight of an object using a servo

Assuming a quality industrial servo, would it possible to calculate the weight/resistance of a load? Maybe by comparing current draw in a holding position, or by the time it takes to lift/lower an ...
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Finding high torque servo for robotic arm [duplicate]

I am new working with robotic arms but I am having trouble finding the correct servo for the base of the arm. It is a 2 link robot - each link weighs 1.2 kg and is 40 cm long. I have a gripper of 10 ...
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A simple function plotter project

To plot any curve or a function on a paper we need points of that curve, so to draw a curve, I will store a set of points in the processor and use motors, markers and other mechanism to draw straight ...
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Servos power supply in Quadruped Robot

I'm facing a problem while building my quadruped robot which is figuring out the efficient power supply needed for the 12 servos. I'm using 12 MG995 tower pro servos powered by 2 lithium batteries 2x3....
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Lifting robotic leg with only one servo

Note before I start: I have not actually put anything together yet, i'm still just planning, so any changes that require a shape change or anything like that are accepted. I'm working on making a ...
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Should the therotical parameters match the physical setup constraints when modeling a robot?

I'm working on modeling and simulation of robotic arm, after I obtained the mathematical model of the robot, I used that to implement some control techniques, to control the motion of the robot. The ...
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Raspberry Pi Hexapod 18DOF, Best servo control board?

Recently I've bought a hexapod kit and 18 TowerPro MG995 servos. My objective is to apply also the Pi camera, sensors and perhaps a claw... So I've been researching and I haven't found a clear answer ...
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What servos does this robot use?

Well, I wanted to use some very small servos for a project and the smallest I could find there these: https://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=33401 But Danny Choo (a ...
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(Dynamixel) Inverse rotation direction

I'm wondering if there's a feature to "flip" the rotation direction with Dynamixel (I'm using MX-106). For example, if I give +1.57 to the motor, then it interprets it as ...
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Building industrial-like robotic arm

I would like to build a 70cm articulated robotic arm (not a scara one) that can lift between 10kg and 15kg (10kg would be awesome already, this payload includes the weight of the arm+gripper) and ...
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What are the calculations for a badminton robot and mechanisms?

I am designing a badminton robot but i am very confused about mechanisms needed for a badminton robot and various calculations needed for millisecond response.I am also confused about calculations ...
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Driver Board to Control 16 Brushed DC Motors

I am building a humanoid robot with DC motor actuated fingers. There are 16 brushed DC motors to be position controlled with help of hall effect sensors implanted at the joints of each fingers. I need ...
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Multiple limbs on small robots

Note: I'm a firmware developer experienced with sensors and networks, but not much with motors. I am trying to build a small hobby robot, like a cat-sized spider. I am thinking of using servo motors ...
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Torque control and monitoring of servo

I am trying to control the servo motor operation by torque control by interfacing the sensor to an avr , which will continuously monitor the torque value from the sensor and control the torque ...
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Finding a light load high precision servo motor

I have a project that requires me to be able to accurately and repeatedly rotate an object 120 degrees. The object is small and lightweight (let's say several grams). The axis does not necessarily ...
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Compact design - building from off-the-shelf components [closed]

I want to build a small cylindrical arm, with a main 360º angular servo on the longitudinal axis, and a secondary angular servo with variable speed in a trasversal axis that rotates with the main ...
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Electronic Speed Control Concepts

I am a programmer who has never worked with electronics before. I am learning the concepts and hoping to build a quadcopter, with the control software entirely written by me. Motor control seems to be ...
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How to use Arduino for ESC control?

I am using an Arduino Uno to control an ESC for my (in progress) quadrocopter. I am currently using the servo library to control the ESC, which works great. Except.. A count of 100 is max speed, ...
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Is a thrift store a good place to get a servo motor?

I'm trying to learn about a very basic motor, the servo motor. Can these be found a thrift stores like Goodwill in old toys? Are these "robotic" quality? What toys or other kinds of things would I ...
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Should I switch my servo system from brushed to brushless motors?

I have a robot that uses brushed motors in its servo system. These are Maxon 3W motors, with 131:1 planetary gearboxes. The motors are controlled by a PIC microcontroller, running a 1kHz PID ...
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Why are the IRB 1410's servos running even when the joints are not moving?

I was jogging the ABB IRB1410 and I noticed that the servo motors are humming even when the joints are not moving. The motor cuts off only when the guard switch in the flex pendant is released. What ...

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