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ROS controlled iRobot Create

Navigate around the house (2D SLAM)

This robot is similar to the Willow Garage Turtlebot. The base is an iRobot Create. Zagros Robotics supplied the Create mounting bracket, additional decks and mounting brackets. The main controller is a mini notebook running Linux and ROS.

ROS is also by Willow Garage. Robot Operating System (ROS) is a software framework for mobile robot software development. ROS provides standard operating system functionality such as hardware abstraction, low-level device control, implementation of commonly-used functions and message-passing between processes. ROS is released under the terms of the BSD license, and is open source software. It is free for commercial and research use. ROS is licensed under a variety of open source licenses.

The robot's main sensor is the Microsoft Kinect.  The robot also uses the Create wheel encoders and an additional Gyro board. 

 

More information on how the Robot was built can be found here:

http://www.zagrosrobotics.com/shop/custom.aspx?recid=60

 

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Yes, the map was made with the Kinect and ros gmapping node. The video posted is the robot using AMCL to navigate within the saved map.

 

 

 

Great Job! Did you create a SLAM mapp by using the Kinect and Ros?

Yes, the map was made with the Kinect and ros gmapping node. The video posted is the robot using AMCL to navigate within the saved map.