3 Crucial Characteristics of an Autonomous Robot

For a robot to truly be considered autonomous, it must possess three very important characteristics: Perception, Decision and Actuation.   Perception: For an autonomous robot, perception means sensors. Laser scanners, stereo vision cameras (eyes), bump sensors (skin and hair), force-torque sensors (muscle strain), and even spectrometers (smell) are used as input devices for a robot. […]

Automated Ball Return System For Driving Ranges

Automated Managed Services roll out their upgraded automated ball return system, which handles ball washing and transportation back to the dispenser of golf balls Established in late 2013, Automated Managed Services (AMS) have been offering driving range robots as an outfield maintenance solution to golf facilities. Their increasing success continues to reshape the idea of […]

What is Catapult Launching of Drones

What is Catapult Launching of Drones

This is one of the methods to launch airplane drones, because airplanes need initial speed in order to fly. Catapults are used in order to throw airplanes into the air easily and quickly, where there might not be enough distance to speed up, or the drone might not have the gear to speed up (which […]

Batteries for Drones

Batteries for Drones

Batteries provide essential power to the motors, receivers and controllers. For multirotors, the most commonly used batteries are Lithium Polymer (LiPo) types, as their energy efficiency is high. Usually 3-4 cell batteries are used, which provide currents of up to around 5000 mah (miliamperes – hour) capacity. To understand what mah means, consider this example: […]

What is “bank angle” of a drone?

What is “bank angle” of a drone?

This is the angle between the longitudinal axis of the aircraft and the horizontal axis, when the drone flies inclined. For example, when the drone flies in perfectly horizontal position, the bank angle is zero. When it starts to turn its axis the bank angle starts to increase. When flying straight, planes bank angle is […]

What is an Airspeed Sensor

It measures the speed of the drone relative to the air, by measuring the positive and negative pressure differences around the drone. When purchased, they usually come together with pitot tube and connection cables. It is recommended for advanced users or drones only, as it necessitates an extra layer of control and tuning. Through pitot […]

Simulator for Design of Magnetic Guided Automated Guided Robotic Vehicles

Simulator for Design of Magnetic Guided Automated Guided Robotic Vehicles

Scottsdale, AZ, October 6, 2017 – Roboteq, Inc (www.roboteq.com) introduces RoboAGVSim, a simulator that lets AGV designers program, test and fine tune their Automated Guided Vehicles in the comfort of their PC.  A video demonstration of the Simulator can be found at https://youtu.be/3r_vB-9433Q. A Magnetic track guided AGV can be built using only two Roboteq components: […]

What is an accelerometer?

What is an accelerometer?

An accelerometer is an electromechanical device, a sensor, that measures acceleration both horizontally in both horizontal axis due to speed, slow down, or high G turns, and vertically due to gravity and lift up or down. For example, accelerometer and gyroscope sensors are often combined in one sensor called Inertial Measurement unit and connected to […]

Uses of Drones

Drones are used more and more all the time. It is for sure that we will see more applications in the near future, due to increasing battery power and auto piloting capabilities. Here is a summary of uses of drones at present: Military Examples: Reconnaissance or Attack drones   Visual inspection, photography or video recording […]

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