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A set of machine-readable instructions (most often in the form of a computer program) that directs a computer's processor to perform specific operations.

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How will the currently evaluated computer technology influence robotics and embedded systems in the foreseeable future? [closed]

This is my first question on this site, might be a little subjective :) There is an ongoing process of many cool cyclonic changes of technology in the electronics and software industry. Concurrency ...
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Can you have a career in robotics if you hate mechanics? [closed]

I'm a first year electronics engineering student. I love almost all the aspects of robotics - the electronics, algorithms, control theory etc. I can't stand the mechanical aspect of robotics though. ...
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Should you learn assembly language for robotics?

I ask this since assembly language is really close to the micro-controller hardware, and what micro-controller would you reccomend. The bot has to search for object that I show it before and then I '...
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Software for designing mechanical systems/robotic parts [closed]

Which software can be used to prototype/design robot parts (mechanical parts, body, gears, etc)> I have some crazy idea I would like to try (quadripedal walking robot, animal-like), but I'd like to ...
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Software for robot parts interaction modeling

I'm robotic engineer, using OpenSCAD to model robotic components (gears, pulleys, parts, etc). But I need an application to model the physics and interaction of the components (for i.e. how will robot ...
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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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Can I use digital animation software to define the movements of humanoid robots?

I'm working with a lifesize (~130cm) humanoid robot (Hubo+) and looking for a way to easily program new motions and gestures into him. Obviously, I could write my own tool, but I am looking for a ...
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Wifly Shield Not Connecting

I recently asked a question about the juniper WiFi shield, and am now working with wifly from spark fun. I've been using an updated version of their experimental library, and have been attempting to ...
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Standalone (or capable of being) Robotics Simulator

I'm a software engineer who volunteers with a non-profit that introduces young girls to technology. We have recently been talking about methods of introducing these children to the world of robotics, ...
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Including a RaspberryPi within a robot… Does this allow for a “universal API”?

I know this is a broad statement, but when you've got support for both TCP as well as a full fledged computer on board (to integrate/run an arduino), does this essentially allow for anything that ...
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King Robota: Does he speak for himself? [closed]

I want to know if its currently possible for a robot to speak by it self as King Robota does, or is just someone speaking on his behalf? Youtube video
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Kinect - Libfreenect vs OpenNI+SensorKinect [closed]

What are the pros and cons of each? Which is better maintained? Which allows for more functionality? Which utilizes the hardware more efficiently? Etc.
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Rainbowduino 3.0 - Arduino IDE fails to upload

OK, not really robotics, but has anyone been able to upload to a Rainboduino v3.0 using the Arduino IDE? I can't seem to figure it out, and there is virutally no documentation online. I followed this ...
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Is it possible to use Matlab “system” function to call ROS commands?

Is it possible to use the Matlab's system function to call ROS commands? For example, using ...
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How do you implement an INS from an accelerometer and (optionally) gyros and a magnetometer?

I'm building a walking robot that will need to know when it moves forward. I'm using on-board intelligence and I plan on using accelerometers, gyros, and magnometers (if needed) to be able to detect ...
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Processor and command interface preference for a robot arm

I want to build a robot arm that'll be approximately 1.25 meter long and will be able to lift up to 2 kilograms. It'll have 6 dof and it is an expensive project. And most importantly, i am the only ...
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IPC-Bridge problem

Is anyone able to help me out getting IPC-bridge working on my ubuntu lucid installation (with matlab 2012a)? I'm not being able to finish the last step on here (Compiling the messages folders): https:...
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Correct way to use Subsumption Architecture with Robot C

I've been doing a lot of reading lately about Subsumption Architecture and there are a few different ways people seem to advocate. For instance some people use a global "flag" variable to have a ...
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Programming Robots with JavaScript

As somebody who is spending the majority of his time programming in JavaScript, what's the best route to get into small-robotics without needing to deviate too much from my current language focus? ...
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Connecting two microcontrollers using I2C [closed]

I Have an ATmega16 mc which is master on the i2c and a ATMega8 mc which is slave on the i2c. I have connected the two mcs' sda and scl ports to each other alongside a pullup resistor. Now I want to ...
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How mature is real-time programming in robotics? [closed]

Edit: I don't know why, but this question seems to be confusing many people. I am aware of when/where/why/how to use real-time. I am interested in knowing whether people who have a real-time task ...
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Developing for 8-bit AVR-s, what are the current, open and free libraries out there? [closed]

I would be very interested to ask for a list of repos of free open code, applicable to 8-bit avr-s and having relation to robotics - object avoidance, process controllers, battery management, etc. ...
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What software do you use to design your PCB in the robotics field? [closed]

What is the best software (despite the price) for designing the circuits and PCB boards for robots? I mean having lots of components, different designing methods, best accuracy, ... I myself use the ...
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What good robotics software platforms / operating systems are available? [closed]

My company will soon be starting a brand new robotics project, and we are still trying to decide whether we should design and code a robotics software platform from scratch, or if there are any good ...

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