Students accomplished robot project “Poomba”

Our students Mike, Jonathan, and Pete have successfully accomplished their summer project (read their progress blog), ending¬†with a very successful final demonstration. First, our “Poomba” robot (the Raspberry Pi Roomba) set out to autonomously explore the environment…
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… and then we used the acquired data to map it (using ROS gmapping).

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So, we have a proper mobile robot setup with a iRobot Create (Roomba), ROS setup, the Raspberry Pi as controller, a wireless network, and a host PC (running all the computation-heavy stuff like the mapping), all ready to go for future projects.

Thanks to Mike, Jonathan, and Pete for their engagement and the fantastic work they have delivered.

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