The hardware components of a robot controller may be classified of three types
- Enclosures, heathing and cabling
- Intelligence board
- Acquisition boards
This imposes the choice of the technology. This means going through an embedded architecture such having one board including the intelligence and the data acquisition or choosing bus based architectures with a separated boards.
At the LSRO, we always made a previlege to bus based architectures. This allows us to have more flexibility to chosing and modifying the hardware with respect to the desired application.
Furthermore, we have previleged to work with PC based architectures. The developed Windows based controller with a real time extension has proven its efficiency with respect to all types of needed applications.