ser·​vo ˈsər-(ˌ)vō How to pronounce servo (audio)
plural servos

Examples of servo in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The device features rigid bones modeled on MRI scans of human hands and elastic tendons that can be connected to servos to curl the fingers in toward the palm. IEEE Spectrum, 15 Nov. 2023 In addition, the Flipper can help debug hardware by generating various test signals, including PWM, which can be used to test a servo, for example. IEEE Spectrum, 26 Apr. 2023 Each has servo motor joints (27) and microchips (60). Eric Griffith, PCMAG, 30 June 2023 While this is just a prototype, the half-edible drone does actually fly, achieving speeds of about 10 meters per second with the addition of a motor, some servos to actuate the tail surfaces for control, and a small battery. IEEE Spectrum, 8 Mar. 2023 The remote control airplane features a 1,400Kv brushless motor and servo, plus comes with decals, but the radio transmitter, receiver, and charger are sold separately. Rachel Klein, Popular Mechanics, 7 Nov. 2022 In addition to these 25 parts, 16 servo motors, 3 motor controllers, an Arduino Due and a number of other components were necessary to fully assemble the robot. Evan Ackerman, IEEE Spectrum, 14 Mar. 2023 While quadcopters steer by changing the speed of the four rotors, tricopters need variable-pitch propellers, controlled by a small servo motor. David Hambling, Popular Mechanics, 16 Feb. 2023 One big upgrade is that the control system now uses data from the on-board inertial measurement unit, or IMU, a Microstrain device running at 1 kilohertz, the same frequency of the servo controllers. IEEE Spectrum, 15 Feb. 2023 See More

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Word History


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First Known Use

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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“Servo.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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