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Offline peek-a-booTopic starter

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Selecting motor for self balancing robot.
« on: January 11, 2016, 01:28:54 PM »
I'm thinking of building self balancing robot. (Thinking of using encoders to measure the distance covered)
My first question is, should I go for servo motor or Brushless DC motor?

The robot should be able to traverse on smooth surface, carpeted surface and surface inclined at 10 degrees angle.
How do I calculate the required rpm and torque of the motor?

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Re: Selecting motor for self balancing robot.
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2016, 05:02:59 PM »
you will want to use a servo (which just means there is close loop feedback control) so that could be a brushless motor or any other type of motor. Brushless servo motors are very common in industrial applications. if you have a geared reduction (which you will probably need) low backlash will be very important.


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