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.

CI

Counterintelligence.

CPU

Central Processing Unit.

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.

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.

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

mechbox

MILSIM

Military Simulation.

mixed-reality game

See Mixed reality game in Wikipedia.

MPEG

Mid Powered Electric Gun.

MR

mixed reality.

multicopter

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.

RPC

Remote Procedure Call.

RPM

Rounds per Minute.

RPS

Rounds per Second.

RTF

Ready to Fly.

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

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.

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