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robot programming toolkits

Hello, 

It has been a while that I have not done any robots programming, so I need to update my skills.

What is the most recent robotics toolkit library? There are carmen and mrpt.org - but they both seem kind of old? What is the newest of such software, with community support? Are there any new ones?

Also, I dont want to work with arduino, nor pic - I have done both and I want to graduate from both of them? What would you guys suggest? ARM???

Best Regards,

C.B.

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Hello all, and thanks for the replies.

I am looking for something more complicated then .net, arduino, or pic.

Propeller seems like a good option, as well as the mbed arm.

How about real arm boards? or even x86? for example, I with an x86, one could use opencv and image processing.

I have been coding opencv, and I would love to write something for a robot, for example optical flow, but I am lacking the platform.

For now, I need to decide whether to go arm or x86.

Mean while, I am developing a 3d printed, pic based small bot, and i will be posting it soon.

 

Best Regards,

C.B.

 

 

Check out embeddedarm.com for some ARM and X86 platforms running full blown Debian Linux

EZ-Robot seems to be an easy way to start robot programming. Including a .NET library for robotics stuff like sensors, servos etc.

Here you can watch a video trailer on Youtube.

And here you can find an example robot.

Didn't tested it by myself.

You can check out the mbed platform that has online IDE and C++ compiler.  Here are a list of features:

Features

  • Can be powered by USB or an external 4.5 – 14 V supply
  • Compact module: 54 mm × 26 mm
  • Convenient form-factor: 40-pin DIP (0.9" row spacing), 0.1" pitch
  • Drag-and-drop programming, with the board represented as a USB drive
  • Best-in-class Cortex-M3 hardware
    • 96 MHz ARM with 64 KB of SRAM, 512 KB of Flash
    • Ethernet, USB OTG
    • SPI, I2C, UART, CAN
    • GPIO, PWM, ADC, DAC, DMA
  • Easy-to-use, free online tools
    • Web-based C/C++ programming environment
    • Uses the ARM RealView compile engine
    • API-driven development using libraries with intuitive interfaces
  • Comprehensive help and online community
  • On-board LEDs can be used for feedback, and a serial port over the USB connection allows for printf-style debugging

How about Netduino? .Net framework and you can still using arduino shield.

Have you looked at the FEZ Domino?

How about the Propeller?