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Name Description Link
AE Stands for "Abtriebencoder", which is an output encoder, i.e. an encoder mounted at the gear rather than at the motor. https://www.igus.co.uk/product/14792
A1, A2, A3... Robot axes (same as J1, J2, J3,...): A1 would be the first axis/joint counting from the base of the robot.
backlash synonymous with gear play. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Backlash_(engineering)
CAN bus Controller Area Network bus https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CAN_bus
CPR Commonplace Robotics GmbH http://www.cpr-robots.com
CPRog 3D robot programming and control software with graphical program editor http://www.cpr-robots.com/products/cprog.html
DIO Digital input/output Digital_Inputs_/_Outputs
DOF Degrees of Freedom / the number of robot joints or axes.
J1, J2, J3,... Robot joints (same as A1, A2, A3): J1 would be the first joint/axis counting from the base of the robot.
gear play synonymous with backlash https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Backlash_(engineering)
ME Motor encoder, i.e. an encoder mounted directly at the motor
PLC Programmable Logic Controller https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Programmable_logic_controller
ROS Robot Operating System http://www.ros.org
SRA Service Robot Arm http://www.cpr-robots.com/products/sra.html
TinyCtrl CPR Robot control software for embedded linux computers https://www.cpr-robots.com/products/tinyctrl.html