Yes, we should allow identification questions
identification questions are notoriously difficult to answer via a simple google search.
Many other Stack Exchange sites allow these kinds of questions.
Points in support of this stance:
Not knowing the name of a thing is a practical, answerable question based on a problem someone actually faces. The best way ...
Given that (at the time of this answer) we have only 23 questions tagged as servos I'm not sure there is any need to segment?
Having said that, the two types you highlight are different enough to (probably) justify separate tags. And if we are going to do it, then now is the time - before we have too many to re-tag easily...
As I said here, generally speaking tags are created as questions which require them are created.
The poster of that similar question said in a comment
If there is a tag, definitely there will be a lot of questions.
Yet almost 2 years later there are only 3 questions with the data-association tag, which lends weight to my reply of
It doesn't work like ...
A tag can be created by simply tagging a question...
I'd have no problem with a tag line-following as long as it is populated with a suitable definition... I've retagged (most) relevant questions.
Just need someone to write the tag wiki :)
Tags are created on use, but new members of Robotics often don't have the 150 reputation currently required to create new tags, so rely on on those of us with the privilege to add appropriate tags to questions, either as suggested edits, or direct edits (with Edit questions and answers privilege, currently at 1000 reputation).
From a few quick searches, it ...
Thanks for bringing this up.
I've now retagged all arm tagged posts relating to arm processors as arm-cpu, added arm as a tag synonym for robotic-arm and merged the arm into the robotic-arm tag, so now whenever anyone tries to add arm as a tag it will default to robotic-arm but mention that arm-cpu is also available.
There does seem to be rather a lot of code here...
Ok, this is enabled. Note that there are currently no defaults, so you'll need to use the hints to trigger highlighting; moderators can also specify a default language (including the "default" that works for most C-like or XML-like languages) for any tag.
I have just switched the "Code Language (used for syntax highlighting)" option on the ros tag from <none> to default, so syntax highlighting is now activated on the question mentioned.
I have just gone through all tags with more than 5 questions, picked out tags which I think might benefit from a code language being set, and updated them as follows:
A quick semantic answer from my research group wiki, we focus on aerial manipulation.
In our group we warmly encourage the use the multi-rotor family of
words (quadrotor, hexarotor, octorotor) instead of multi-copter one
(quadcopter, hexacotper, octocopter) for the following reasons:
etymologically helico+pter = helikos (twisted) + pteron (...
I would say control is more about control theory - what do P/I/D gains do, how do I implement state space, observers, etc., where a controller is the device on which a control system is implemented - MSP430, Arduino, Raspberry Pi, etc. A driver is the software on a PC that enables the PC to correctly communicate with the controller.
I'm all for using '...
Thanks Ben, I have created tag synonyms for:
atmega > avr
batteries > battery
map > mapping
The overlap between wifi and wireless is minimal, since not all wireless communication is wifi, and while all atmega are avr, not all atmel are.
Generally speaking tags are created as the need for them is identified.
If you link to some questions which would benefit from the tag, I would be happy to create the tag and tag those questions with it.
Note that servos vs. servomotor is actually different to stepper vs. stepper-motor.
The tag hierarchy for the servos tag is:
As explained in the servos tag wiki, the servos tag is only for questions which don't fit into a more specific category:
The rcservo tag is for questions about hobby servos, see the rcservo tag wiki.
The servomotor tag is for ...
I have added the natural-language tag to your question, but sadly it has become apparent that your question is just a thinly veiled advert for your project.
Please read What kind of behavior is expected of users? and avoid self-promotion in the future. If your question had been a practical, answerable question based on an actual problem you face, then this ...
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Shopping questions should be closed as Primarily Opinion Based
When closed as Primarily Opinion Based, the Shopping questions comment from Copy-pastable comment text for common problems with questions should also be added to the post.
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