Robots Using ROS Part 2: Care-O-bot 3, Bosch RTC's Robot, EL-E and Cody, Kawada HRP2-V, Prairie Dog (iRobot Create)
The Robots Using ROS series is continuing over at ROS.org. The latest installments are:
- Care-O-bot 3: Fraunhofer IPA's mobile manipulation platform has broad support for ROS. The accompanying open-source repository includes everything from device drivers to simulation in Gazebo.
- Bosch RTC's robot: Bosch RTC's Segway RMP-based robot has been used to develop new libraries for ROS, including an exploration stack.
- EL-E and Cody: Georgia Tech's Healthcare Robotics Lab has released drivers and has also released code to accompany research papers.
- Kawada HPR2-V: the JSK Lab at Tokyo University has integrated this omni-directional variant of the HRP-2 with the ROS navigation stack.
- Prairie Dog: the Correll Lab at Colorado University uses this iRobot Create-based platform for teaching and research.
- STAIR 1: the Stanford University mobile manipulation research platform that provided the predecessor of the ROS framework.
- Aldebaran Nao: a small, commercially available humanoid robot that demonstrated the ability of the ROS community (Brown University and University of Freiburg) to come together and develop open source drivers.
- i-Sobot: an even smaller humanoid robot controlled by the ROS PS3 joystick driver. The developer has been publishing a Japanese-language blog on ROS, helping ROS reach new audiences.
- Junior: Stanford Racing's autonomous car that finished a close second in the DARPA Urban Challenge. Junior's main software framework is IPC, but ROS's modular libraries have made it easy to integrate ROS-based perception libraries into their obstacle classification system.
For more information, please see the full posts on ROS.org.