Glossary

ACC

see accelerometer.

accelerometer
ACID

Atomicity, Consistency, Isolation, Durability.

action
actuator
ADC

See Analog-to-digital converter in Wikipedia.

AEG

Airsoft/Auto Electric Gun.

AEP

Airsoft/Auto Electric Pistol.

agent

An agent is something that has agency.

AH

Attitude Hold.

airsoft

See Airsoft in Wikipedia.

aka, or a.k.a.

also known as.

API

Application Programming Interface.

AP

Aerial Photography.

APM

ArduPilot Mega.

ARM
augmented reality (AR)

See Augmented reality in Wikipedia.

autonomous
AUX
AVR
back spin
ballistics
barrel
BB

Ball bullet.

BDU

See Battle Dress Uniform in Wikipedia.

BGC

brushless gimbal controller.

BLDC motor

See Brushless DC electric motor in Wikipedia.

blowback
Bluetooth
Boyd Cycle

See OODA Loop.

C++

a widely-used systems programming language.

C&C

Command & Control.

CCCP

Consensus Command and Control Protocol.

CI

Counterintelligence.

CPU

Central Processing Unit.

CoAP

Constrained Application Protocol.

COMSEC

Communications Security.

control theory

See Control theory in Wikipedia.

CQB

Close Quarter Battle.

CTF

Capture the Flag.

DART

the Dynamic Animation and Robotics Toolkit physics engine.

DDS

Data Distribution Service.

DSM2

a 2.4 GHz channel RF link technology.

DRY

Don't Repeat Yourself.

EBB

Electric Blow Back.

effective range
exteroception

The perception of the external state of the environment surrounding the robot.

field gaming
flash hider
FPE

Foot-Pounds of Energy.

FPS

Feet per Second.

FPV

See *First-person view in Wikipedia.

full auto
gamemaster

See Gamemaster in Wikipedia.

GBB

Gas Blow Back.

gear up
GCS

Ground Control Station.

gimbal
GIS

Geographic Information System.

Git

a revision control management system.

GPS

See Global Positioning System in Wikipedia.

Green Gas

See Green Gas in Wikipedia.

GUI

See Graphical user interface in Wikipedia.

gyro

See Gyroscope in Wikipedia.

gyroscope

See Gyroscope in Wikipedia.

hexacopter
HDD

Hard-Disk Drive.

HFC-143a
Hi-Cap
HMD

Head-Mounted Device.

HTTP

Hypertext Transfer Protocol.

HUD

See Heads-up display in Wikipedia.

I2C

See I²C in Wikipedia.

I2P

an overlay network.

IF

Imitation Firearm.

IMU

See Inertial measurement unit in Wikipedia.

IP

Internet Protocol.

IR

infrared.

IRC

Internet Relay Chat.

JPEG

a lossy-compression digital image file format.

JS

JavaScript.

JST connector
KISS.

Keep It Simple, Stupid.

LARP

See Live action role-playing game in Wikipedia.

laser
Linux

an operating system used on drones and servers.

live-action game

See Live-action game in Wikipedia.

LMDB

a B+tree software library.

LPEG

Low Power Electric Guns.

LPF

See Low-pass filter in Wikipedia.

mag

magazine.

mAh
mainspring
MAVLink

a protocol for communicating with drones.

mechbox
MILSIM

Military Simulation.

mixed-reality game

See Mixed reality game in Wikipedia.

MPEG

Mid Powered Electric Gun.

MQTT

MQ Telemetry Transport.

MR

mixed reality.

multicopter
NPC

Non-Player Character.

OCaml

A programming language used in the implementation of Consensus Reality. See OCaml.

octocopter
ODE

the Open Dynamics Engine physics engine.

ontology
OODA Loop

See OODA Loop. Also known as the Boyd Cycle.

OpenCV

a computer vision software library. See also OpenCV

OpenGL

a computer graphics standard.

OWL

Web Ontology Language.

own
pain penalty
paintball

See Paintball in Wikipedia.

payload
pervasive game

See Pervasive game in Wikipedia.

Ingress

See Ingress in Wikipedia.

PD

Public Domain.

PDD

Public Domain Dedication/Declaration.

PID controller

See PID controller in Wikipedia.

pitch
PIXHAWK

an autopilot module for drones.

plinking
POA

Point of Aim.

POI

Point of Interest; or, Point of Impact.

pose

position and orientation.

proprioception

aka kinesthetic perception. The perception of the internal state of the robot.

PRU

Programmable Real-Time Unit.

PWM

See Pulse-width modulation in Wikipedia.

PX4

an autopilot module for drones.

quadcopter
RAM

Random Access Memory.

RAW

digital camera format.

RAS

Rail Adapter System.

RC

radio control.

RF

radio frequency.

RFC

Request For Comments.

RDF

Resource Description Framework.

RDFS

RDF Schema.

RIF

Replica Imitation Firearm.

RIS

Rail Interface/Integration System.

RK4

4th-Order Runge-Kutta.

roll
ROF

Rate of Fire, meaning the RPM output of an AEG.

ROS

Robot Operating System.

RPC

Remote Procedure Call.

RPM

Rounds per Minute.

RPS

Rounds per Second.

RTF

Ready to Fly.

RTLS

See Real time locating system.

rqt

a program bundled with ROS.

rviz

a program bundled with ROS.

rx

receive.

scope
semi-auto
serious game

See Serious game in Wikipedia.

servo

See Servomechanism in Wikipedia.

SBC

See Single-board computer in Wikipedia.

SIG

Special Interest Group.

skirmish
SLAM

Simultaneous Localization and Mapping.

SPARQL

SPARQL Protocol and RDF Query Language.

SSD

Solid-State Drive.

SOC

State of Charge.

SoC

System-on-Chip.

speed loader
spin-up
STOMP

Simple Text Oriented Messaging Protocol.

TCP

Transmission Control Protocol.

TCP/IP

Transmission Control Protocol over Internet Protocol.

telemetry
terminal ballistics
throttle
Tor

an overlay network.

TOT

See Time on Target in Wikipedia.

trajectory
TTL
tx

transmit.

UART

See Universal asynchronous receiver/transmitter in Wikipedia.

UAV

Unmanned Aerial/Autonomous Vehicle, aka a drone. See UAV in Wikipedia.

UDP

User Datagraph Protocol.

upgradeability
URI

Uniform Resource Identifier.

URL

Uniform Resource Locator.

URN

Uniform Resource Name.

USB

See Universal Serial Bus in Wikipedia.

UUID

Universally Unique Identifier.

VR

virtual reality.

VRD

Virtual Retinal Display.

wargame

See Kriegsspiel, Wargaming, and Military exercise in Wikipedia.

waypoint
Weaver Rail
WebGL

Web Graphics Library is a computer graphics standard based on OpenGL.

Wi-Fi

a local area wireless computer networking technology.

yaw

TODO