[ros-users] iCreate Roomba with ROS

sh2723 at columbia.edu sh2723 at columbia.edu
Fri May 14 13:46:00 UTC 2010

Hi Gonçalo,

I'm not sure my understanding on your next step. I think you may start  
to look over "irobot_create_2_1". I've successfully run iCreate with  
this packages.


Quoting Gonçalo Cabrita <goncabrita at gmail.com>:

> Hi everyone!
> I recently started to explore ROS. I ran the tutorials and got one   
> of our Hokuyo lasers working with ROS. The next logical step is   
> probably to get a robot moving. Here at the lab we have a bunch of   
> Roombas.
> We have been using Player on the Roombas with a plugin driver I   
> wrote specifically for the 500 series. I would like to re-write that  
>  driver to run native on ROS.
> We also have a couple of erratics and I noticed that there is an   
> erratic_player node inspired on the erratic player driver, however   
> I'm not looking to do a similar thing, I want to write something ROS  
>  native (assuming I understood right what was done there).
> Could anyone advise me on which direction to take next?
> Thanks for the support,
> Gonçalo Cabrita
> ISR - University of Coimbra
> Portugal
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