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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How to mount encoder without rear shaft?

I am interested in this robot chasis: 4 wheel robot chasis There is no information on how to install encoders although the manual says it has space for encoders. The page says that the motors do ...
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How does one setup an ESC to drive a wheel-hub motor?

I have 2x 350W wheel-hub motors taken from a self-balancing scooter, or hoverboard. My intention is to use the two of them to drive a homemade R2-D2. However, some difficulties have been encountered ...
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What algorithm should I use to make a dynamic Line following robot? [closed]

I want to make a LFR using IR sensor. Till now I coded my robot according to the track I am going to participate in. So it won't work on any other track. But now I want to code it in a way that it ...
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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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Theory behind wheeled inverted pendulum robots [closed]

I'm trying to get a deeper understanding of the theory behind wheeled self-balancing robots. Can anyone point me to a text on dynamic modelling and control theory that might help?
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What type of wheel is preferable for a soccerbot?

After a few days,there will held a competition in our varsity.in this competition the task is,my robot will have to play soccer.this is a one to one manual game.I am thinking of building a robot ...
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Robot won't work properly, claw will only go one way and will only open or close once per cycle

We're students trying to make a clawbot for a Science Seminar class. However, for some reason, whenever we try to move the arm or the claw in a certain way, it will lock up and only move that ...
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Base for home robot of a bigger size [closed]

I am trying to build a robot. But a bigger robot than a Raspberry Pi connected to some tiny something as big as a can of black Coke. I am planning to build a robot of a size 1.2-1.5m. I already have ...
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Making a car go straight [duplicate]

I'm trying to work a car that's being controlled by an Arduino. I'm using the following chassis: New 2WD car chassis DC gear motor, wheels easy assembly and expansion and an L298N motor driver. The ...
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How would I replicate a tank/zero-turn steering system in a small robotic vehicle?

I'm working on a project that requires me to build a small vehicle (footprint of ~ 14 x 14 inches, less than 6.5 pounds) that can traverse sand. For the steering system, I was thinking of replicating ...
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Angles in a Rocker bogie system

How do you select the following two angles in the design of a Rocker bogie system: Angle between two arms of the main rocker, and; Angle between two arms in the bogie.
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Heavy omnidirectional platform suspension

I'm planning to build an omnidirectional platform that will support about 180kg robotic arm. The platform will be equipped in meccanum wheels. I would like to have some kind of suspension to avoid ...
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Automatic agricultural robot using 8051 [closed]

I want to build a automatic agricultural robot for my final year diploma project. The basic idea is to program 8051 to drive the robot in a fixed path in farm for ploughing the farm which i am ...
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Chassis materials for Hobby-weight (5.44Kg) battle robot

I have sorted out all the internals for my robot (drive systems and weaponry) and now I need to put it all together in a chassis which will be about 40 cm wide by 35 cm long by 7 cm high. I have ...
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How to find the height of a rock with a rover?

So, I am designing a rover that will navigate to a rock, and then calculate the height of the rock. Currently, my team's design involves using an ultrasonic rangefinder and lots of math. I was ...
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Acceleration formula for a differential steering robot

I have the formulas to derive the RPM's of each wheel from the robot's linear velocity. Now, I am trying to do the same thing for the acceleration (mainly angular acceleration). For linear ...
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Motor Controller with micro USB interface [closed]

I am a Robotics enthusiast and planning to make a small and simple four wheel car whose motors are supposed to be controlled by an Android device housed inside the car by means of the micro USB port ...
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Dynamic model of two wheeled mobile robot

I wanted to design a LQR controller for my two wheel mobile robot. What are the equation of two wheeled mobile robot can be rearranged into state space model? My two wheeled mobile robot is nonlinear ...
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Is there any robot stability control equation that describes the relation between velocity of the robot and its orientation?

Let’s assume at time t a moving robot (e.g. PIONEER 3-DX) changes it’s steering angle by $25^{\circ}$. Obviously, in order to maintain stability and avoid overturning, the robot must reduce its ...
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Line-following robot with a 5th wheel

Both of these 4 wheel drive line following robots have a fifth wheel in the rear. My first thought is, that it is used as a braking mechanism. Would that be the case? If so, could someone explain - ...
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How do I determine the heading of a six wheeled robot?

I have a robot simulation that simulates Mars Exploration Rover with six steerable wheels. In case of the following steering configuration ...
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Programming language? [closed]

In general, what is a good programming language for robotics? I am a starting robo nerd and don't know anyone who would know things like this.
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How to increase the traction of tyres/wheels

I’ve developed a basic robot that navigates around my son’s Duplo train track. It works find on the flat parts, but once it reached an incline at the start of a bridge, the wheels just spin and the ...
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Meaning of symbol, 'curly N' in the equation of Linear Gaussian system dynamics

In the article of Topological Based Representation(Page no. 12), the equation of the Linear Gaussian system dynamics is given as In above equation what is the meaning of 'curly N'?
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PID controller for motor speed control and distance control

I am building a robot rover comprised of dual DC motors each with hall sensors to obtain rotaional speed. I currently have a PID controller for each DC motor that is able to control the speed of the ...
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Multiple robots performing a set of tasks (Optimization)

Consider a situation where you have a 'm' number of robots and 'n' number of tasks. Each task is at a different location. What optimization algorithm should I use in order to assign a set of tasks to ...
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Is there a way to use a stress-ball-like device as acceleration control interface

I am thinking of a project proposal for my robotics course and we are required to make one that has a potential application on physical therapy or medical fields. One thing that came across my mind is ...
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What is the easiest and efficient way to detect human in close range distance and make the robot follow it? [closed]

I am having a thesis right now regarding a robot. My research requires the robot to be attached to linear guide rail. A robot has to detect human in a very close range (of about 2 meters distance). ...
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wheeled vehicle forward velocity from RPM brushless data

I'm trying to hack an electric RC car with the goal to make it autonomous, as part of my PhD research. The mounted ESC is able to send back telemetry data, including the spinning velocity (in RPM) of ...
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Bump and turn toys: how do they work?

I remember that when I was a kid, in the 1980s, I had some toys made in Taiwan that basically worked like this: they moved forward uniterruptily until they bumped into an obstacle; then they moved ...
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Path-following algorithm and suggestions for mecanum robot

I have a robot with four mecanum wheels (blue square) that can move in an open-space room. The position x,y of the robot is measured in a very accurate way by a fixed position sensor (red circle) that ...
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What robotic skills can I develop when working as a robot operator? [closed]

I find myself very interested to work in the field of robotics though my background is not robotics, I had a degree in Physics, master 1 in Hydrodynamics and this year I have studied just one semester ...
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Balancing robot - How to control the velocity and angle

We are currently making a balancing robot as a school project. The robot has a gyroscope and an encoder to get the angle of the robot and the rpm of the wheels. By using the current angle of the ...
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Permanent Magnet DC Motor Calcuations

I have to determine speed and torque suitable for my combat robot. I've done some calculations and I need to know whether they're right or not (because they don't seem to be right). Suppose I have ...
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Arduino project: Turning with a fixed front wheel axis

I am working on an Arduino robot project. This project requires a base with 4 wheels where the back wheels are attached to two DC motors that can be controlled independently of each other. I am ...
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How can I measure the actual speed and distance traveled of the robot with an external setup? [closed]

Good day to all. First of all, I'd like to clarify that the intention of this question is not to solve the localization problem that is so popular in robotics. However, the purpose is to gather ...
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Calculate robot heading to follow wall and avoid obstacles

I have a task that involves implementing robot behaviour that will follow wall and avoid obstacles along it's path. The robot must stay at desired distance from the wall but also stick to it so it ...
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Advanced Line Following Robot of Maze Solving

I know how to make a line follower. But in this video what have they done exactly? They are giving the source and destination in the map but how the robot moves based on the instruction given in map? ...
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FRC RoboRio Eclipse can't find edu.wpi.first.wpilibj

The first time after importing a project into the Eclipse workspace we find that eclipse cannot find the WPILIBj. On any import line:import edu.wpi.first.wpilibj.* ...
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Looking for a cheap(ish) micromouse that I can program with C/C++ [closed]

I'm looking to buy a micromouse (i.e. a small single-board unit with wheels and IR sensors that can move around freely). I've done a lot of searching but have only found resources relating to building ...
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translation the shaft encoder data

I am designing a robot in real world and i want to plot everything in X,Y (Cartesian) coordinates I just want to use the encoders of wheels to determine the current position of mobile robot and its ...
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How do we make our robot work?

As a holiday project we are building a surveillance robot that is capable of transmitting live images using a webcam and is also capable of lifting small objects. It uses a CC2500 module for ...
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Can knowledge of robot's dynamics help in motion planning?

Some planners assume a kinematic model of the robot for example diff drive or omni directional etc. while generating motion plans for the robot. Can knowledge of the dynamics of the robot help ...
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Can Swedish wheels be used in two wheeler configuration?

Can we use any of the Swedish 90°/45° Omni or Mecanum wheels in two wheeler configurations?
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Omni vs mecanum wheels for drawing robot

I'm designing a mobile robot which will have to draw some lines (straight and/or curly) on the floor while it moves. The floor will always be flat with almost no obstacles. The robot will have four ...
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How do I create a broken line follower? [RobotC] [Legomindstorm] [Ev3]

Trying to create an algorithm/code in order to get my robot to follow a track which it currently can do, using a color sensor and following the inside edge. So I'm wondering how to transition to the ...
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What propeller to use for in-pipeline robot?

Currently im working on an in-pipeline inspection robot that can navigate through narrow pipeline. My design is to use a propeller at the back to push the robot forward. The front part of the robot ...
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The reason(s)/benefit(s) to use realtime operating system instead of while-loop on MCU

I'm working on a wheeled-robot platform. My team is implementing some algorithms on MCU to keep getting sensors reading (sonar array, IR array, motor encoders, IMU) receive user command (via a ...
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State space model

I want to design a LQR controller for my two wheeled mobile robot. While designing the controller, I need to find gain, K for the LQR which this required the state space model of wheeled mobile robot. ...
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Wall following robot oscillates heavily

I have a mapping robot , 3 ultra sound sensors HC SR04 , arduino uno board, two motors MG-6-120, power source 2 5v 4000 mAh power banks, driver L298N. It uses a wall follower algorithm (here is the ...