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The most important elements of a robot

A beginner roboticist should learn the basics of a few type of technologies and components before embarking himself in the design and construction of his own robot. I would say that the main areas one should be familiar with are:

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Posted in General, Robotics

The most common places to shop for robotics components

This time I would like to review the most used online shops to buy components for a robotic design. Some of them are more focused on the professional market and some others pay attention to the hobbyist. The two main

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Posted in Robotics

Best blogs and podcasts to stay tuned on the Robotics Industry

ABB robot with a closed loop.

Hi, I would like to come back to my blog by commenting on very useful resources for the roboticist. IEEE Spectrum: https://spectrum.ieee.org/ .The first one on the list. The IEEE is the world largest technical professional organization. They organise conferences,

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Posted in News, Robotics

Magnetic Encoders VS Optical Encoders

Encoders, whether rotary or linear, absolute or incremental, typically use one of two measuring principles—optical or magnetic. While optical encoders were, in the past, the primary choice for high resolution applications, improvements in magnetic encoder technology now allow them to

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Posted in Robotics, Sensors

Complementary Encoder Signals to mitigate the electrical noise

Electrical noise is a common problem that occurs during the transmission of an incremental encoder’s signal to the receiving electronics, especially when the cable lengths are very long. Stray electromagnetic fields or currents induce unwanted voltages into the signal. These

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Posted in Actuators, Robotics, Sensors

Optical Encoders in Brushless Servo Motors

The trend towards wide scale use of Brushless Motors is being driven by manufacturing cost reductions, improved efficiencies, greater reliability, availability of improved drive electronics, and the availability of improved sensors for motor control. The brushless motors, independently whether they

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Posted in Actuators, Robotics

A good robotic blog

One of my mates is developing several projects related to robotics which are worth mentioning.  In his blog,  one of his last projects is the construction of an humanoid robot based on steppers.

Posted in Robotics
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