- 1 What is tank drive in robotics?
- 2 What is a drivetrain in robotics?
- 3 How does arcade drive work?
- 4 How do robot wheels turn?
- 5 What are 5 primary components of robotics and what do they do?
- 6 What are the differences between tank control and arcade control when using a controller to drive the robot?
- 7 What is Arcade Drive?
- 8 How are robots used in dangerous situations?
- 9 What makes a robot autonomous?
- 10 What is a Holonomic robot?
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”.
What is a drivetrain in robotics?
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.
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.
How do robot wheels turn?
Differential steering involves using two motors on either side of the robot. The robot steers by changing the speed and direction of each motor. One of the key benefits of differential steering is that the robot can spin in place by reversing one wheel relative to the other.
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.
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.
How are robots used in dangerous situations?
Robots Take on the Dangerous Jobs To prevent the loss of human life, robots can be used. They are able to measure and detect variables beyond human perception. Robots can defuse bombs, traverse distant planets, and inspect unstable structures. Robots are being used to inspect bridges.
What makes a robot autonomous?
A truly autonomous robot is one that can perceive its environment, make decisions based on what it perceives and/or has been programmed to recognize conditions and then actuate a movement or manipulation within that environment.
What is a Holonomic robot?
Holonomic refers to the relationship between controllable and total degrees of freedom of a robot. A robot built on castor wheels or Omni-wheels is a good example of Holonomic drive as it can freely move in any direction and the controllable degrees of freedom is equal to total degrees of freedom.