- 1 What is tank drive in robotics?
- 2 How does arcade drive work?
- 3 What is a robot drivetrain?
- 4 What are the differences between tank control and arcade control when using a controller to drive the robot?
- 5 What is Arcade Drive?
- 6 Where did the term robot come from?
- 7 What are 5 primary components of robotics and what do they do?
What is tank drive in robotics?
Tank drive refers to a specific control style where two parallel forces of motion are controlled to create linear and rotational motion. The mechanical system can be composed of tank tread, or any number of wheels, all facing the same direction with two independently controlled “sides”.
How does arcade drive work?
The Arcade Drive mode is used to control the drivetrain using speed/throttle and rotation rate. This is typically used either with two axes from a single joystick, or split across joysticks (often on a single gamepad) with the throttle coming from one stick and the rotation from another.
What is a robot drivetrain?
A drivetrain allows a robot to be mobile by using wheels, tank treads, or another method. A drivetrain is sometimes referred to as a drive base. Drivetrains may also need to travel over obstacles or need to resist being pushed from the side from another robot.
What are the differences between tank control and arcade control when using a controller to drive the robot?
The Tank Drive mode is used to control each side of the drivetrain independently (usually with an individual joystick axis controlling each). The Arcade Drive mode is used to control the drivetrain using speed/throttle and rotation rate.
What is Arcade Drive?
Lets look at another style of motor control ( driving ) called arcade. In arcade mode, a single joystick controls both forward/backward motion but also left and right. This allows the robot to be driven with one finger, typically the thumb. That controls forward and backward motion.
Where did the term robot come from?
Robot is drawn from an old Church Slavonic word, robota, for “servitude,” “forced labor” or “drudgery.” The word, which also has cognates in German, Russian, Polish and Czech, was a product of the central European system of serfdom by which a tenant’s rent was paid for in forced labor or service.
What are 5 primary components of robotics and what do they do?
The components of a robot are the body/frame, control system, manipulators, and drivetrain.