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Are robot's codes usually compiled or interpreted?

Robots tend to be portable devices powered by batteries. Portable battery operated devices tend to use embedded processors with limited power and memory. Compiled code has several advantages over ...
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How are huge industrial robots powered?

Industrial Robots with having as aim manipulation of large objects are powered electrically in almost all cases (30-40 years ago there have been popular hydraulic variants). Industrial robots are ...
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Can high voltage power lines provide a super highway for drones?

I think yes it can but how? My options are here: Static system for conventional systems It should stand or hang to line/pole/special place like birds. Please watch video for an example: https://www....
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Can high voltage power lines provide a super highway for drones?

Sure, a drone can land on a powerline. That's a standard task like the "peg in hole problem" for robotarms. The aim is to maneuver a UAV near to a highvoltage line and eating all the energy. The ...
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What battery capacity would be required to run a component for an hour?

Power (Watts, milliWatts, etc.) is given by: $$ P = IV \\ $$ where $I$ is current in (milli)Amps, $V$ is voltage in Volts, and $P$ is power in (milli)Watts, respectively. Energy (Watt-hours, ...
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Will this have more or less lifting strength

Every action has an equal and opposite reaction. Each motor/joint in a linear chain of actuators (snake) needs to be capable of supplying the appropriate reaction forces. This mean that, if you have ...
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Running a cycle on brushless outrunner motors?

Let's assume you do a motor on the crank shaft rather than on the hub. When you step on the pedal/crank it's approximately the mass of your body doing all the work. $Torque(\tau)=Force*Distance$, $...
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Can we simulate a actuator with a very strong torque with a PID controller

What you're asking for cannot be accomplished with a PID controller. As I understand your question, you want to be able to choose PID gains that would always produce a "good" trajectory, ...
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Is it possible to use a LiPo charger as a lab bench power supply?

You could trick the charger into providing power for you by applying a voltage to the balance sensing lines. However the control you have over it would be limited. Switching power supplies are ...
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High power jumping mechanism in small robots

Looks like it uses a propane powered ram to launch itself into the air. The end of the piston is visible in the back of the vehicle. This webpage states that source of power is battery and propane ...
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How to decide the battery power for my robot

The Ah rating is a measure of charge - how many amps the battery can supply, for how long. In your case you need 5A for 1 hour, and that is simply 5 Ah. You multiply the current by the time required, ...
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How to calculate the current consumed by a brushless motor on a quadcopter

n = Kv * Vin only when there is no load on the motor. When there is a load on the motor, like from a propeller, you will need to be a bit more clever. For a DC motor (which BLDC motors approximate by ...
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Is horsepower related to torque in electric motors?

What is horsepower? Horsepower is a measure of power (work done in a specific period of time - the higher power, the more work done), just like watts or kilowatts. $ 1 hp \approx 0.75 kW$ In case of ...
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Is it possible to use a LiPo charger as a lab bench power supply?

The LiPo charger probably doesnt put out enough current to be very useful, and it likely doesn't have the circuit design to provide power at a stable voltage and current. You would be better off ...
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Power solution for Raspberry Pi robot

I would rather use: Two separate voltage sources with ground connected (5V PSU from powerbank + LiPo battery for engines) or One bigger LiPo battery with 5V regulator circuit for logic. But if You ...
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Supplying power from a power bank to an arduino and DC Motors

Are you sure the problem is about smart sensing ? You should look about your 12V to 5V converter. Most of these devices require a minimum voltage above the desired voltage. Typically, many 5V ...
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How to power this servomotor?

No. If there is no {installation, electrical, maintenance, etc} manual/description etc. (and maybe add also quality certificate also here) it is not fair to assume anything. Buying something without ...
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How should I power my servo motor with the Adafruit PCA9685 chip?

Have you tried to connect the PAD supplied with the HSB servo the fifth picture on this page? It is not necessary but in the case that your battery is fully loaded it an cause an overload if you don't ...
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Output power of an actuator - General definition

It reads to me like the author is stating that a stiffer material means it could make an actuator with more output power, which doesn't make a lot of sense to me. Maybe they mean a more efficient ...
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Motor driver damage and jerking behavior when load driving in same direction as motor

What you need is something that is generally referred to as a "brake resistor." It looks like there's an application note specifically for your product. It says, in part: A voltage clamp is ...
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Stepper Motor: Direct Drive vs. Belt Drive vs. Geared Stepper Motor

Vibration is a matter of optimal motion control problem, not the type of motor that is used (as long as you used more than 16 micro steps for your steppers). You already used AccelStepper which is the ...
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Does anyone believe a high voltage battery say 100kV is possible? If so do you have a schematic or know a seller?

They do not have 100kV batteries. They use 12-volt batteries to power a fancy dc-dc converter, which steps up the voltage to 100kV with a Cockroft-Walton voltage multiplier. Ref: the abstract of the ...
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How to choose the correct power switch ratings for robotics?

There is a characteristic called ampacity that is defined as the maximum current, in amperes, that a conductor can carry continuously under the conditions of use without exceeding its temperature ...
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Power delivery issue for our human following robot project

It would be nice to know more about your robot. I've built robots in that range, and can make some suggestions. First, if you're using a 9v battery such as the ones used in smoke detectors, you need ...
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Are robot's codes usually compiled or interpreted?

Many people use Python to control robots. While it does use more computing resources to interpret the python code, it may take less time for the programmer to develop in an interpreted language. ...
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Powering a robot using the 12v adapter

You have to check how much current your power adapter can draw. If i understand correctly, you need at least 12v 9.5A to make your robot work. (~8A+1.5A). The kind of power adapter you showed on the ...
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2 way Switch powerbar

The idiot proof solution is not to have two cables.
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Switching from wall power to battery and back again

Basically the simple Diode-OR circuit, you just have shown would be enoguh, if you (or your circuits) can get along with the voltage drop on the diodes. It is about 0.3 V - 0.5 V depending on the ...
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Power solution for Raspberry Pi robot

I'm actually in your exact situation, and have decided to do the following: I got a power bank with two USB outputs. I intend to connect the first output directly into the raspberry Pi, and then ...
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Running a cycle on brushless outrunner motors?

Its going to be very difficult to make a cycle run with motors that small. You would be better off looking at an electric wheelchair motor. You need starting torque to bring the bike up from a ...
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