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capable of moving from one place to another, usually of its own volition.
a multirotor helicopter that is lifted and propelled by four rotors.
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…
A method or device to manage, command or regulate some part of a system.
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.
usually taken to mean a rotary electromechanical motor, typically either a brushed or brushless design.
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.
a free, open-source robot software framework developed by Willow Garage.
Proportional Integral Derivative Controller. A type of control algorithm used in many control situations, especially servo systems.
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 …
the problem of estimating a robot's pose relative to a map of its environment.
the branch of mechanics dealing with the motion of points and objects.
an automatic extraction of information out of images. It includes methods for acquiring, processing, analyzing, and understanding images and high-dimensional data from t…
an optimal estimator for linear dynamical systems with Gaussian noise. Extensions to non-linear systems are included through the Extended KF and Unscented KF.
A small computer on a single integrated circuit containing a processor core, memory, and programmable input/output peripherals.
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.
a subtype of mobile robots which uses motor driven wheel(s) to be able to move.
a programmable robot based on the Roomba vacuuming robot. Users can program it using the iRobot Open Interface.
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…
a high-level language and interactive programming environment for numerical computation and visualization developed by MathWorks.
an optical instrument for recording or capturing images, which may be stored locally, transmitted to another location, or both.
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…
a device designed to transform input forces and movement into a desired set of output forces and the movement.
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…
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…
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 …
kind of DC motor. It is also called BLDC Motors (Brush-Less Direct Current Motors).
a device consisting of one or more electrochemical cells that convert stored chemical energy into electrical energy.
A step-by-step procedure for calculations. Algorithms are used for calculation, data processing, and automated reasoning.
the extended Kalman filter, a filter for nonlinear state estimation.