Smart servo motors are motors that have enhanced features than just positioning their shafts like standard servo motors. These motors are designed specifically to provide ease of use in robotics applications. Smart servo motors have enhanced features like serial communication, being networkable and controllable via a PC. These features allow them to simplify the complex problems in robotic applications.
Smart servo motors enhanced features simplify the mounting and cabling problems in mobile robots. Their advanced control systems allow the user to control the motion characteristic of the robot. These motors also have the ability to implement position control and continuous rotation. For that reason they can be used in different robot applications. Smart servo motors share their position and speed data so monitoring the robot state is easier for the user.