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Clubs in UK

I want to build an autonomous mobile robot with wheels or tracks, vision, arms and carrying ability (for example a tray area) that can navigate in a flat inside or outside domestic environment (not both).

I am UK based, have some old OO programming experience and general PC -based programming experience but no electronics expertise apart from basic school physics . 

I work full-time so this would very much be a part-time project.  From looking around I'm thinking of perhaps using ROS, OpenCV and maybe Arduino components but would like to know

OpenNI & Kinect error "no devices connected.... waiting for devices to be connected"

Dear: LMR

Just to let you know I am trying to use a kinect sensor with openni and slam but am running into a few problems. I keep running into this error "No devices connected.... waiting for devices to be connected" inside my terminal. I've tried using freenect_launch, I've tried installing KinectSensor-unstable repair files, and I've tried different methods like using openni2 and nothing is different. Here's what my terminal shows when I put in "roslaunch openni_launch openni.launch" into the terminal after pressing enter.

How to build your first robot?

Dear: LMR

Just to let you know guys it wasn't that long ago I asked my Dad if we could start a robot club at school. My dad brought it up to my princible and he did not have a problem with it. This robot club is probably going to teach people in highschool to build there first robot. I have no idea what robot I am going to teach highschoolers to build.

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built a robot

hai friends

iam trying to built a robot like eddie(http://www.parallax.com/eddie).

im have following things kinect, arduino , ultrasonic sensors 4 n.o , stepper motor(im not having encoder for dc motor or i should buy it)

i want to implement touch screen & joystick control, obstacle avoidance and "follow me" application.

ishould go for ROS or MICROSOFT ROBOTIC STUDIO

if any body done similar work, give the links to download the code ,hardware assembly instruction , kinect caliberation and its code

thank you in advance

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LMR ROS platform

What is ROS

Here is a list of robots running ROS

I think it would be great if we could make a minimalistic, cheap, easy reproducable, simple robot running on ROS. Something to get people started with ROS, as the isolated and primary goal.

If any one out there is up for that challenge, let me know, and I'll support by such things as getting it in the menus of LMR, perhaps make videos about it, and get it on the official ROS pages, maybe turn it into a "start here" tutorial etc.

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Anyone using ROS?

Hello all, 

I just downloaded ROS and intend to begin learning it throughly. Unfortunately, I'm learning to use Linux for the first time as well. In the past I always used Matlab for everything because I was in school and licenses weren't an issue for me. Now that I'm in "the real world" and see how much Matlab costs, I'm ready to move on. Not to mention ROS seems to have alot of great people working on it.