An introduction to electronics
An introduction to electronics

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An introduction to electronics

Actuation

Actuators are components that control the movement in an autonomous system. In many systems, actuators of various kinds are controlled to give the desired behaviour. These include electric motors of various kinds, and other means of motion such as pistons driven by compressed air.

For example, the Oxboard shown in Figure 5 has two motors. You will learn more about the Oxboard in Section 1.2.

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Figure 5  The Oxboard has two motor-wheel actuators
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