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capable of moving from one place to another, usually of its own volition.
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A method or device to manage, command or regulate some part of a system.
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a multirotor helicopter that is lifted and propelled by four rotors.
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an open-source electronics prototyping platform based on flexible, easy-to-use hardware and software. It's intended for artists, designers, hobbyists, and anyone interested in creating inte…
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a type of mechanical arm, usually programmable, with similar functions to a human arm; the arm may be the sum total of the mechanism or may be part of a more complex robot.
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usually taken to mean a rotary electromechanical motor, typically either a brushed or brushless design.
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a converter that measures a physical quantity and converts it into a signal which can be read by an observer or by an (today mostly electronic) instrument.
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a free, open-source robot software framework developed by Willow Garage.
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Proportional Integral Derivative Controller. A type of control algorithm used in many control situations, especially servo systems.
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SLAM (Simultaneous Localization And Mapping) refers to a robot building a map of its environment through it's sensor data (mapping) and keeping track of its own position in that map (localization) at …
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the problem of estimating a robot's pose relative to a map of its environment.
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an optimal estimator for linear dynamical systems with Gaussian noise. Extensions to non-linear systems are included through the Extended KF and Unscented KF.
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the branch of mechanics dealing with the motion of points and objects.
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a subtopic of kinematics dealing with equations that describe the joint parameters necessary to move a robotic arm to a particular position. Also called motion planning.
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an automatic extraction of information out of images. It includes methods for acquiring, processing, analyzing, and understanding images and high-dimensional data from t…
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a credit-card sized general purpose computer. Questions about Raspberry Pi but not related to robotics are off-topic, but may be asked on Raspberry Pi Stack Exchange.
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A small computer on a single integrated circuit containing a processor core, memory, and programmable input/output peripherals.
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a subtype of mobile robots which uses motor driven wheel(s) to be able to move.
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Inertial Measurement Unit
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a programmable robot based on the Roomba vacuuming robot. Users can program it using the iRobot Open Interface.
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Motion planning (also known as the navigation problem or the piano mover's problem) is a term used in robotics for the process of breaking down a desired movement task into discrete motions that satis…
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a high-level language and interactive programming environment for numerical computation and visualization developed by MathWorks.
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an optical instrument for recording or capturing images, which may be stored locally, transmitted to another location, or both.
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Mechanical, electronic or programmatic design of a robot.
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a branch of applied mathematics (specifically classical mechanics) concerned with the study of forces and torques and their effect on motion, as opposed to kinematics, which studies the mo…
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a field of study that focuses on the process of monitoring and controlling the movement of a craft or vehicle from one place to another. Robot navigation includes exploration, mapping, l…
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a device designed to transform input forces and movement into a desired set of output forces and the movement.
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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 us…
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A type of sensor which measures rate of rotation.
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a brushless DC electric motor that divides a full rotation into a number of equal steps. The motor's position can then be commanded to move and hold at one of these …
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a sensor that measures acceleration.
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a device consisting of one or more electrochemical cells that convert stored chemical energy into electrical energy.
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A step-by-step procedure for calculations. Algorithms are used for calculation, data processing, and automated reasoning.
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a robot system used for manufacturing. Industrial robots are automated, programmable and capable of movement on two or more axes
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kind of DC motor. It is also called BLDC Motors (Brush-Less Direct Current Motors).
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the rate of doing work.