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

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Recent Examples on the Web That includes a brushless motor, two servo motors, a battery, a gear unit, and a number of circuit boards for radio, control, and localization. Courtney Linder, Popular Mechanics, "Drones Are Cool, But Robot Birds Are Better," 9 July 2020 Well after Horch the man departed, the automaker was cranking out dual-overhead-cam straight-eights, servo-actuated brakes, four-wheel independent suspension, transverse leaf springs, and five-speed gearboxes. Clifford Atiyeh, Car and Driver, "The Audi A8 May Go Electric and Ultra-Luxurious with a New High-End Model," 25 May 2019 That’s an astonishing 17 percent improvement in the servo’s efficiency, which means more cars coming off the line faster. Popular Mechanics Editors, Popular Mechanics, "In Defense of Elon Musk," 16 Oct. 2018 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

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First Known Use of servo

1910, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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18 Aug 2020

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“Servo.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2020.

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