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What are the pros and cons of Zip Chain Actuators in robotics?

The primary feature of a zip chain actuator is that it does not need extra depth to retract into. A standard linear actuator has a slider that will travel back behind the point of actuation. It will ...
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How to control the position of a load shared between two (servo)motors?

I've done several applications similar to this one, which we call here as "Torque sharing", where two motors move the same load. Your approach is right: Control a motor in Position Mode and ...
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Alternatives to Mount the Motors on Quadcopter

As people suggested in comments, you have limited options. Replace the motors to fit the frame Replace the frame to fit the motors Design an adaptor plate Modify the existing frame Replacing the ...
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Doubt regarding publishing of robot in a journal or to be applicable for a presentation

It depends on what you mean by "published". Academic Paper The two main robotics conferences are probably ICRA and RSS, but there are a lot of them. And no, you don't have to physically ...
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Doubt regarding publishing of robot in a journal or to be applicable for a presentation

Publishing about something in a journal is typically for new advances or for confirming/refuting other journal articles. If you've designed a better robot that just works better (nothing novel, just ...
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Doubt regarding publishing of robot in a journal or to be applicable for a presentation

How do you know for sure your robot is special without actually building it? Building the experiment in a repeatable fashion for other readers to replicate (or purchase) is part of the scientific ...
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What are the pros and cons of Zip Chain Actuators in robotics?

@Tully's answer is great, but I just wanted to provide some examples. Most linear actuators need a fair amount of collapsed height. The ratio of length when extended to collapsed is usually around 2:...
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