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Offline tejasTopic starter

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OS for robots
« on: July 25, 2013, 12:45:29 AM »
I want to know how OS are devloped for for robots particularly for for robotic arm.

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Re: OS for robots
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2013, 12:55:32 AM »
Can You provide an example of an OS for a robotic arm? I, personally, have never seen any. What I've seen was low level firmware running in microcontroller of a robotic arm, which communicates with high level UI on a PC normally running Windows or Linux.
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Re: OS for robots
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2013, 09:53:54 AM »
For industrial control applications, you typically use an existing real-time OS (anything from a small thing like FreeRTOS to something fancy like QNX) or you use a "PLC" which is a "black box" device that you can program with behaviors that it knows how to drive servos from. The PLC, in turn, either just uses embedded firmware, or in turn uses a real-time OS.
Perhaps you meant something else when you say "OS"?


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