The Electric Motor serves the function of converting electrical energy into mechanical energy and vice-versa.

Most electric motors operate through the interaction of magnetic fields and current-carrying conductors to generate force. The reverse process, producing electrical energy from mechanical energy, is done by generators such as an alternator or a dynamo; some electric motors can also be used as generators.

The ideal GVCS (http://opensourceecology.org/wiki/GVCS) motor is one that meets OSE Spec (http://opensourceecology.org/wiki/OSE_Spec) for appropriate scale and ease of fabrication.

While many heavy-duty GVCS technologies are powered by Hydraulic Motors, many of the smaller, more precision actuation is left to Electrical Motors.

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