Glossary of Robot Terms - K
- Kalman filter - a mathematical technique to estimate the value of a sensor measurement, from a series of intermittent and noisy values.
- Karel Capek - a Czech author who coined the term 'robot' in his 1921 play, Rossum's Universal Robots.
- Kinematics - the study of motion, as applied to robots. This includes both the design of linkages to perform motion, their power, control and stability; also their planning, such as choosing a sequence of movements to achieve a broader task.
- Klann linkage - a simple linkage for walking robots.