arduino and SLAM
January 1, 2012
I am developing a robot platform for children for educational purposes. My aim is to build a sub 100$ bot with arduino brains. I myself is a good programmer, and if I were to do it for myself, I would use an ARM or a better platform, but I have to constraint this project with arduino.
I have already designed some parts, and I have access to a 3d printer, so it is going all well. I already have a servo/sharp IR sensor scanner, and currently I am using a tamiya tracked vehicle for platform.
Now here is my question: I dont want to build just another ROV, or just another bug with object avoidance. I would like to write at least a SLAM. Any of you think it would be possible to build a SLAM algorithm with arduino and simple sensors such as sharp IR sensors? I have found http://openslam.org/tinyslam.html - which is a slam built with 200 lines of C code... Could it be possible to port this to arduino?
Has any of you done any similar work?