I was researching BLDC servo drives and was coming across very few robotics-oriented servos for cheap .HEBI Robotics (https://www.hebirobotics.com/) has begun to get into this but they are focused at a more University market. Has anyone put serious consideration into developing a servo drive for FRC? This would be a large gearmotor, encoder, motor control, low level motion control built into one cheap package (~300)? For comparison a versaplanetary with 775pro, a few gear stages, and an encoder stage is in the ballpark of $150, plus an additional $75 for a motor controller, totalling ~$225. .This is essentially abstracting away the design and control challenges a team faces to a black box, letting them focus more on the creative and novel aspects of robot design and programming. Solid controls was a huge challenge for my team, both in designing a mechanism that is robust and straight forward to control as well as perfecting the control algorithms.
What do you all think? Would this be of interest to the FRC community