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Reading through some of the articles linked to in the Wikipedia article, I'll respectfully disagree with @Theran. The distinction seems quite well grounded, although Wikipedia does a poor job of making it. The term embedded systems (ES) has been around since the 60s and can, arguably, refer to anything from an airplane to a Furby. I think the term cyber-...


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It's just a fancy (and awkward) name. Also known as robotics, cybernetics, embedded systems, control systems and so on. I'm guessing there is some dissatisfaction with either the implications or specificity of those other related categories: Robotics - Makes people think of rovers and industrial material handling equipment. Embedded systems - Too unspecific,...


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The natural frequency of your system is obvious from your graph. From that you can get a relationship between mass and stiffness (using a second order model). If you look at the growth in amplitude of your natural frequency (use a high-pass filter to remove the input signal) you should see the rate of growth in the characteristic frequency. That is ...


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One. Here's my quadcopter lifting a burrito, and lowering it using an onboard winch, in 2013. Built from the cheap commercially available X-aircraft x650v4 kit, except I replaced the ESCs and the flight controller (I think that's an APM 1.0 on there). A rule of thumb in multirotor design is that you should be able to hover at 50% throttle. This means that ...


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