[ros-users] iCreate Roomba with ROS
goncabrita at gmail.com
Fri May 14 14:18:38 UTC 2010
Thanks for the quick reply!
I'll take a look at "irobot_create_2_1" to start with. The protocol is
different from the roomba 500 series but it should provide a good starting
On Fri, May 14, 2010 at 2:46 PM, <sh2723 at columbia.edu> wrote:
> 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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