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What is the purpose of electronic braking in motors?
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Question 1: If you are satisfied with your robots stopping distance, than you don't need electronic braking. With a heavier or faster robot, its quite useful. The larger the machine, the more inertia ...

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Role of Neuromorphic Computing and Quantum Computing in the field of Robotics and AI
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You've asked more than one question, so I'll try to answer them in order. The Robotics community has not yet hit the limits of current hardware, so very little work is being done on the exotic ...

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KK2.0 Quad Stablility
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Sounds like ground effects. When a plane or helicopter is close to the surface, the aerodynamics change. This distance is usually considered to be the same as wingspan, or rotor diameter for a ...

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Lawn mower robot (type of cutter)
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Rotary mowers are mechanically simpler, so cheaper to make. The rotary mower is more tolerant of getting dull, and if you run over something like small trees or rocks, the blades take less damage, and ...

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How to distribute tension load on a three footed claw?
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Tension distribution is easily accomplished using a simple mechanism called a whiffletree. Classically invented to allow several horses of different strengths to pull evenly on a single load, this ...

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NXT Segway problem. Need advice/help
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Here is a useful thesis that might help: http://dspace.mit.edu/bitstream/handle/1721.1/69500/775672333.pdf And this paper discusses some of the control problems, including the drift compensation ...

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Have bloodstream nanobots been approved in any countries?
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Short Answer: No. While there is a lot of media hype, and patent applications, there isn't any nanobots being commercially manufactured. Its unlikely that any legislative or FDA approval would happen ...

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Soft LED Protection Material
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Sounds like what you need is transparent vinyl. Opaque vinyl is routinely used as a floor covering ('Cushionfloor', for example)where it is durable and easy to use. The transparent product is readily ...

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Alternatives to cameras for a dirt sensor for an autonomous vacuum robot?
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A low power laser shining across the floor surface at a glancing angle will show a bright glitter of light off of any specks of dirt. A photo-sensor could be arranged to see the sparkle, and order a '...

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Datasheet for Taos TCS3200 GY-31
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Are you looking for the TCS230 or the TCS3200? If its the TCS3200 GY-31 (which is the upgraded module from the TCS230), you can try this. Its not the most informative, but it does cover the basics ...

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SCARA Arm Lead Screw Choices
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The 'speed' of a lead-screw is the product of the lead-screw's pitch and the rotational speed of the motor. For example, if you have a screw with 10 threads-per-inch pitch, and you rotate it at 60 r.p....

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2D Map representation of GPS coordinates in degrees
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If the expected range of your quadcopter's journeys is under 10 miles, the error between spherical and flat geometry is less than the GPS's poistion error...assuming you are using normal GPS, not dGPS....

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Access denied during PIC Programming in Windows XP
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Certain low-level instructions are forbidden to be used by the User under Windows: unfortunately, these 'privileged' instructions can include port control commands. Details: http://support.microsoft....

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Re-Calibration of an articulated industrial robot
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There is reference points on the robot for calibration, including one on the base. Page 123 of this manual lists them: http://lecture.sccsc.edu/amt/AMT%20206%20Electricity%20and%20Automation/ABB%...

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How to calibrate an industrial Robot?
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Without relation to the base frame, or to some physical point, absolute accuracy cannot be measured. You can measure repeatability via a dial gauge and any fixed point, but absolute accuracy will ...

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How to implement the Wavefront algorithm?
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The camera is enough to locate the robot if its mounted high enough,unless the robot is hidden by furniture. If the furniture hides the robot from the camera, it will hide it from a IR Beacon. If you ...

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Position and Object Data Tracking
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If the moving stack follows a regular path, you could use a stack of bump switches to determine their arrival at that point, and also to measure the number of plates in the stack by using one switch ...

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Deburring Robot (Plastic Box)
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If your force sensor is sliding along the inside of the box, the end of each side will be felt by the change in the wall's orientation. If you are feeling along the outside of the box, when the '...

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