Robz
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Calculate position of differential drive robot
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To answer your first question: if you really want to find the true kinematic equations for differential drive, I wouldn't start approximating by assuming that each wheel has moved in a straight line. ...

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What was the earliest concept of a robot?
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I've found the wikipedia article (as well as its linked articles) on the history of robots to be enlightening: The history of robots has its roots as far back as ancient myths and legends. Modern ...

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What are good strategies for tuning PID loops?
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Sebastian Thrun presented a simple algorithm for tuning PID in his "How to Program a Robotic Car" class. It's called "twiddle", he describes it here. Twiddle is very prone to finding local minima--...

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Software for robot parts interaction modeling
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Have you considered modeling the robot in a simulator? V-REP is new and quite good, having lots of examples robots from other famous projects. Gazebo is another popular one that is usually used with ...

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Quadruped Learning Simulator
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The recently open-sourced V-REP simulator may suite your needs. I found it more approachable than Gazebo, and it can run on Windows, OSX, and Linux. Their tutorials are fairly straight forward. There ...

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Single camera vision and mapping system
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It could have been using Parellel Tracking and Mapping PTAM. PTAM is an implementation of the Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM) problem that uses a single camera to build a 3D map of the ...

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Programming Robots with JavaScript
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There is also a project called Espruino, which is a JavaScript interpreter for low power ARM microcontrollers. It is a rewrite of the tiny-js project, a small C++ interpreter for Javascript.

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Stream Real-time Video with Environmental Data Overlaid
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I have done something similar using the Robot Operating System (ROS). It makes streaming data really easy, although it might be more than you're asking for, and I'm not sure how much support for RPi ...

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