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How to approach any advanced control problem in robotics

Models. If you want to get good at control engineering, get good at modeling. If you want to impress a controls professor, get good at modeling. Models are how you're going to do 90 percent of your ...
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Why are robots made to mimic humans actions? Isn't it better to make them better than Humans?

better you say ? That's a nice wheeled robot you have there. Can I borrow it for a day? Thanks. Wow, it's really fast, I cannot keep up with it walking or running on the street. Truly an amazing ...
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What flight firmware stack is most common in aerial robotics research environments?

It is usually a combination of 2 different pieces software. Generally a higher level software which implements most of your autonomy, advanced navigation algorithms, and a lower level software which ...
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ROS for an autonomous boat

ROS will work fine for this task. It will add some additional overhead for your Raspberry Pi but it is fairly small provided you only install the Robotic or Base configuration instead of the Full ...
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Autonomous boat obstacle avoidance

Have you considered forward-looking active sonar ? Perhaps using off-the-shelf fishfinder hardware? My understanding is that active sonar sensitive enough to detect (relatively soft) fish a hundred ...
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Doubt regarding a slam parameter in research paper

m is an abstract representation of the map. In practice, m typically is some form of parametric model, whose parameters need to be estimated. Some very typical models: A set of point locations of ...
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Is Fuzzy logic applicable for robotics research

I would like to mention that Fuzzy logic is still an active control system used in many industry applications. In garbage fired power plants, concrete aggregate firing, hydraulics, and the control ...
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Is Fuzzy logic applicable for robotics research

Fuzzy logic is definitely used in many of the control systems including but not limited to robotics. See this paper for an example: https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/b9a7/...
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Are all Flight Controllers and Remote Controls using the same protocol?

There are standard protocols, and then there are proprietary protocols. The choice of what protocol to use depends on many things. Without listing the precise set of flight controllers you are ...
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Places for the up-to-date topics in robotics

This sounds a bit like a shopping question, but I'll provide what I know. The IEEE societies have always provided me a wealth of information. In addition to the Robotics Society, with its magazine ...
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Machine Learning or Deep Learning libraries used in Robotics with FPGAs?

I cannot comment on 'most common', but I can definitely share several tools and research efforts towards using FPGA for deep-learning. See my survey paper on FPGA-based accelerators for CNN which ...
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Source of seminal papers in robotics

Nathan Ratliff has documented some very nice papers in Control Theory and Motion Optimization. You can access them here and here, resp. Particularly related to decision making problems, you might ...
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ROS for an autonomous boat

For an autonomous boat, you might want to look into MOOS-IVP: http://oceanai.mit.edu/moos-ivp/pmwiki/pmwiki.php?n=Main.HomePageFull. It is similar to ROS in many respects, but geared towards ...
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How to approach any advanced control problem in robotics

What all control problems have in common is, that they can be solved with expert knowledge. A quadrotor needs a human expert for flight-dynamics while a pick&place robot needs somebody who is ...
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Is Fuzzy logic applicable for robotics research

Short answer: Fuzzy logic (FL) isn't applicable for robotics research, The long answer is, that in the 1980s as part of the fifth computer generation fuzzy logic was researched in Japan with the ...
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Is Fuzzy logic applicable for robotics research

I have not seen any industry-grade application of fuzzy logic in space, flight, automotive control systems. Fuzzy logic came during mid-60s and it gradually faded away due to several reasons: It did ...
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Universities offering courses about Drones (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles [UAVs])

You should probably check out the universities below. I have read about some great research work done in the field of Aerial Robotics in these universities. They might not have a separate program as ...
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Industry robot maximum torque

In order to generate the high levels of torque you are referring to, the actuator will certainly require a transmission of some sort. Above 500 Nm, cycloidal rather than harmonic drives are employed, ...
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Open source robotics projects that have complex software structure?

Robotics software can be separated into environments and the motion controller itself. Notable example for robotics environments are ROS or Lejos. They are providing hardware capabilities to control ...
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Source of seminal papers in robotics

I am not aware of any online repository that particularly collects seminal papers in robotics. But I think anyone working or having worked in robotics for some time would more or less have their own ...
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ROS for an autonomous boat

What you are looking to produce is certainly achievable using the ROS middleware. As Joshua has already pointed out, there will be some additional overhead but this should be relatively small. It is ...
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Mobile robot identification

Linear regulators are frequently used to control nonlinear systems. So are nonlinear controllers. Much depends on the system identification from a controls, not kinematics, perspective. I ...
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How can I create a robot like the EZ-B using a regular Arduino?

I know this is a very old thread but I stumbled across it searching for something else and just wanted to mention that EZ-builder now supports Arduino. The Arduino is programmed with custom code ...
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