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.

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