[ros-users] user-defined robots in ROS ?

Arkapravo Bhaumik arkapravobhaumik at gmail.com
Mon Jul 19 05:15:56 UTC 2010

Hi Gonçalo

Thanks for your reply.

Just to inquire, robots as Pioneer, Khepera, Roomba and Mindstorms etc has
been done in ROS, right ?

Best regards


2010/7/17 Gonçalo Cabrita <goncabrita at gmail.com>

> Hi Arkapravo,
> I think the answer to your question lies in this tutorial:
> http://www.ros.org/wiki/navigation/Tutorials/RobotSetup
> Basically you'll have to design yourself the odometry source and the base
> controller blocks represented in the diagram, which usually come in the same
> ROS node (which you'll have to create for your own robot).
> If you are using a popular robot platform it is likely that someone has
> already made that node for ROS.
> Best regards,
> Gonçalo Cabrita
> ISR - University of Coimbra
> Portugal
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