Questions tagged [wheeled-robot]

Wheeled-robot is a subtype of mobile robots which uses motor driven wheel(s) to be able to move.

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Motion planning and robot controlling

I am stuck with understanding how can I make my robot move along planned path. For instance, if we have a grid map of an environment and applied, for example, A* to plan a path then after that we have ...
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Self balancing robot control system strategies [closed]

I’m in the early stages of designing a self-balancing robot as a way to refresh my knowledge on control theory, which has been gradually slipping away since graduating about a year and a half ago. I'm ...
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Detect road surface in a traffic scene point cloud

I want to analyze a traffic scene. My source data is a point cloud like this one (see images at the bottom of that post). I want to be able to detect objects that are on the road (cars, cyclists etc.)....
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Reverse lift mechanism

I have made a RC robot from a wheelchair and I'm planning to attach a snow plow. I'm wondering if there is any mechanism that would be able to lift the plow when reversing. I have only 2 channel ...
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Are rotary encoders necessary for ball shooting mechanism?

I'm designing a bot for a TDP(Team Documentation Profile) for a competition which is supposed to throw a rugby ball. Since the deadline is closing in soon, I can't test things out myself. After ...
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What is the difference between the pose of a robot and the configuration of a robot?

Do "configuration" and "pose" means the same thing? If not what is the difference?
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How many encoders should I have?

I'm planning a robot vehicle and plan to get one or more motors that have encoders built in. How many encoders do I need I really need in order to gather solidly accurate information about speed ...
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Robot positioning using IMU quaternion data?

I want to use a MPU9150 to give me the position (XY) and heading (angle) of a wheeled robot. This MPU9150 from invensense has a Digital Motion Processor in it which can give me a quaternion. But how ...
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Meaning of 'sign' in Writhe Matrix

Following is the equation of Writhe matrix from the article Topology based Representation(page no. 6). What is the meaning of 'sign' in the second part of this equation? I am not sure if this is some ...
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Dynamic model of a tank like robot

I am planning a tank like robot for hobby purpose. I have control engineering background, however I never applied on robotics. I would like to test different control theory, namely MPC. I saw a lot ...
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Rocker bogie suspension system - pitch angle

What does this sentence mean : "The chassis maintains the average pitch angle of both rockers." Put in other words, " the pitching angle of the chassis is the average of the pitch angles of the two ...
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Connecting a Raspberry Pi to a roomba via an FTDI cable

I have a Raspberry Pi with this FTDI cable and a Roomba 560. The Roomba has an SCI port to allow for control of the roomba via serial. I installed the PySerial library on the pi and send valid ...
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Perfecting Tripod Gait - Building a R-Hex Robot

I need help with figuring out the following things: I'm developing a hexapod R-Hex type model with a tripod gait. However, the angles obtained during the robot's walking in real life are not ...
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Controllability of a car with a single trailer

I'm studying the kinematic model of a car with a single trailer. This picture shows the system: I started from the following statements: With these constraints, I got the Pfaffian form: And then ...
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What is are digitally-mated pairs

I am considering competing in the robogames, but the rules require that R/C bots have digitally-mated pairs. I am not sure what these pairs are. For reference here are the rules for robot sumo and ...
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Arduino robot to move spirally

I am planning to build robot like irobot Roomba. So cleaning in a spiral pattern is required like the image shown starting from the center: This code is part of my full code which doesn't give me ...
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Find object using only distance

I'm working on a extremely simple robot (very first project) that attempts to find the source of a Bluetooth signal. There are two motors that drive the platform and each has an encoder. We've already ...
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2 wheeled, 2 motor robot control

I decided to work on a 2 wheeled robot position mapping problem. For that I have 2 DC motors with encoders from pololu. I have the following two questions: Do I need to know the model of each motor ...
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Can I make an automatically-parking robot car with IR sensor?

It would be easy to understand if you imagine a robotic vacuum cleaner. (For some models) It goes back to a specific place automatically to recharge. Like this, I want to make a robot which ...
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Choosing right motors for self-balancing robot [closed]

I’m looking for right motors for my first self-balancing robot. Design assumptions: robot height: around 120-200 mm robot weight: around 600-800 grams wheels: 80x10 mm or 90x10 mm battery voltage: ...
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Feedback linearization of a nonlinear MIMO system

I have to design a feedback linearization for the model of a car with a single trailer. This picture shows the system: And this is the kinematic model I got, where ...
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Create path with minimum curvature for Ackerman drive

I'm trying to create a trajectory between two given poses for an Ackerman drive. The poses are defined as follows: Current Pose position $(x_0, y_0)$ rotation on z-axis $\theta_0$ Final Pose ...
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Wheeled Mobile Robot State Estimation Model Using Odometry

I have a process model update that follows the form: $$ \mathbf{x}_{k|k-1} = \mathbf{x}_{k-1|k-1} + \delta \mathbf{x}_k, $$ where $\mathbf{x}_{k-1|k-1}$ is the posterior estimate from the last ...
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Visual SLAM for wheeled robot

I would appreciate your help for choosing the appropriate real-time SLAM algorithm. I am interested in having autonomous robot, thus a SLAM component is needed for autonomous navigation. The ...
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Where can I get A3 poster size of Mars Exploration Rover Spirit/Opportunity? [closed]

I am looking for A3 size poster of Mars Exploration Rover Spirit/Opportunity for robotic education. www.sunstartoys.com gives a little postcard-size of the MER along with its components on board ...
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Do I need to use separate function in PID algorithm to make the bot go LEFT or RIGHT?

Do I need to use separate function in PID algorithm to make the bot go LEFT or RIGHT? ...
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First steps in robotics

I am a High School student and a beginner coming to Robotics and I have no idea where to start. I have spent days searching tutorials and books I could read to start building and programming my first ...
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Choosing motor to buy after calculations

I am building a two wheeled robot which will have: max speed of 10km/h and acceleration of 0.5m/s² can climb 12° slopes weighs at most 30 kg wheel diameter is 50cm By doing the calculations myself, ...
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I wanna make a raspberry pi car using an RC car. I would like to know if the servo multiplexer is necessary?

So I'm working on a project and it involves making a raspberry pi car, be it from scratch or with the help of can rc car. I chose the latter. Now the problem is I don't really have servo multiplexers ...
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What are the different ways to control distance to be covered by a robot?

I want to move a robot to a certain distance say 1 meter. What are the different ways that i can implement to do so? For example I can measure the circumference of the wheel and assign time of ...
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What is a suitable model for four-wheeled differential drive rigid-body robots?

I found a model for 2-wheeled robots here: What is a suitable model for two-wheeled robots? How should I adapt it to a 4-wheeled setting?
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Motorised steering without shock absorber?

I was looking up on the Curiosity Mars Rover and noticed that the steering appears to be driven by a (geared) stepper: I presume the drive contains a worm gear to reduce power consumption of the ...
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How to drive mecanum wheels robot: code or algorithm

I have a robot with four mecanum wheels and I would like to make it move correctly by using a RC transmitter (my controller has two sticks and several buttons, each stick has a proportional range of [...
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sampling algorithms in motion planning and local minima

I am trying to run RRT algorithm for motion planning for a quadrotor. The quadrotor ends up sometimes in corners without reaching the goal. I realized from sources online, that it is due to local ...
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4 Wheel Differential Drive Robot with different speeds

Differential drive robot with 4 wheels, If for example the back wheels were using different motors than the front ones ( ie : running at a faster/slower speed ) in general, would that generate more ...
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Road Detection When the Robot is Off-Road

I'm trying to make a lightweight method of outdoor road following for a small ground robot. In nearly all road detection work that I've seen, they all assume that the robot is already on the road, ...
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Implementing pure pursuit problem in robot navigation? [closed]

I would like to implement pure pursuit waypoints navigation. we know that, look ahead distance=look ahead gain*vehicle forward velocity How can I calculate look ahead velocity gain/look ahead gain? ...
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Is it possible to detect road surface or navigation area using LRF data or other laser data in a Park?

I would like to detect road surface in a park. In the park, only small grass are covered with the both side of the road. That means there is road and the both side of the road are covered by small ...
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Control of WMR (Wheeled Mobile Robot) in 3D

I've implemented SMC (Sliding Mode Controller) on WMR in both X-Y and X-Z plane. Now i want to combine both of these to control WMR in 3D. For this purpose I'm trying to use resultant vector of ...
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How to find Friction or Viscous force b (nmsec) in DC motor

PLease guide me How to find Friction or Viscous force b (nmsec) in DC motor for a particlar speed. The motor is connected with a gear and the ration is 26:1 I want to find for 200 rpm and the motor ...
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How can I switch between Autonomous mode and usercontrol?

I want to switch from usercontrol to autonomous. When I have the program running for 120 seconds, how come it wont automatically switch in autonomous mode? Thanks! ...
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Torque of coreless DC micro motor

I would like to build a small two-wheeled robot similar to the one shown here. In order to keep the robot small, I intend to use two coreless micro motors like the one shown bellow. The power source ...
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what method should I use for putting rubber bands on wheels?

I have a BOE bot PBasic2 stamp based robot that came with rubberband "tires" for the wheel. however, they are very tight and I can't figure out how to get them onto the plastic hubs. the furthest I've ...
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How to implement PID position control for 4wheel mecanum robot?

I want to implement PID control on my 4 wheel mecanun robot. I want to give a position instruction to my robot and that it follow the following curves of velocity and position. The only feedback that ...
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Rotate while strafing with mecanum wheels

I have a robot with a drivetrain that is comprised of 4 mecanum wheels. These wheels are able to move vertically and horizontally, as well as rotate. The robot is square (18in x 18in) with the front 2 ...
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4 wheeled differential wheeled (skid-steer) robot steering problem

My question is about a square shaped differential wheeled robot, I built, that has a hub-motor (BLDC motor) attached to each corner, i.e., the wheels on the same side, either left or right, have the ...
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Sensorfusion of odometry, accelerometer and gyroscope using Indirect Kalman Filter

I'm trying to implement an indirect Kalman for pose estimation of a wheeled robot. I found two papers that describe this approach. CMU. Journal (2006) Vol. 5(1) IFAC Conference on Embedded Systems ...
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TGY-6114MD Servo motor needs push to start

I currently have an inspection robot deployed in a remote part of Africa that has a failing Turnigy TGY-6114MD servo. The issue appeared randomly. The servo won't respond to commands unless given a ...
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hand-eye calibration for wheeled mobile robots

I am new to robotics and working with a wheeled mobile robot with one Kinect mounted on top of it currently. The robot knows its position in the environment via some means. I encounter one problem. ...
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Detecting and counting the number of junctions

So I am making a robot which is to follow a line. The field has both +(junctions) as well(by the intersection of two lights). I am yet to figure out what exactly is the best way to track the number of ...