ser·vo | \ˈsər-(ˌ)vō \
plural servos

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That's normally slightly low-load motors and servos. Alec Johnson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "A robot built by Arrowhead students is throwing out the first pitch at the June 15 Brewers game," 15 June 2018 With Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge lands scheduled to open in 2019 at Disneyland and Disney’s Hollywood Studios, the anticipation and pent-up demand is enough to scramble BB-8’s servo controls. Arthur Levine, USA TODAY, "Star Wars virtual reality at the Void in Disney World and Disneyland," 22 May 2018 Howe holds the long string of cables attaching it to an Arduino unit, which controls the servos that bend and straighten each body segment. Matthew Francis, Ars Technica, "“Life, uh, finds a way”—Applying lessons from evolution to go to Mars," 26 Jan. 2018 The two-wheeled device is an engineering marvel, of course, full of sensors and servos, including camera systems to see its path and gyroscopes to keep it upright. Ian Bogost, The Atlantic, "The Cute Robot That Follows You Around the City," 28 Feb. 2018 The car was outfitted with a suite of servos to control throttle, brake, steering, and shifting, while Mardenborough’s control interface was a bone-stock Sony DualShock 4 controller. Davey G. Johnson, Car and Driver, "R/C Kaiju! Radio-Controlled Full-Size Nissan GT-R Laps Silverstone! [Video]," 11 Oct. 2017 Some everyday slang terms that De Leo noted included thongs (flip flops), cheers (thank you), prawns (shrimp), dunna (blanket), Barbie (barbecue), servo (gas station), G'Day (good day), mate (friend), and far out (oh my gosh). Jan Lugenbuhl,, "Fontainebleau High students saves $10,000 for semester in Australia," 20 Sep. 2017 This new head, combined with new servo tech that precisely controls the flow of tape through the system, allows for a positional accuracy of under 7nm. Sebastian Anthony, Ars Technica, "IBM and Sony cram up to 330 terabytes into tiny tape cartridge," 2 Aug. 2017 Step 6: To limit the noise the arms make during movement, the servos were custom-made using worm-gear motors and Hall-effect position sensors. Dan Dubno, Popular Mechanics, "How to Make a Interactive Motorized Chandelier," 2 Aug. 2017

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1910, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of servo was in 1910

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