We are collaborating with the Center for Distributed Robotics, RPI CS Robotics Lab and Smith College on building a robotics platform to be used in educational settings. The RSN Lab is developing the software component of the project and coordinating the deployment of the system to educational institutions. The Center for Distributed Robotics is building the hardware platform. While the robot hardware is being designed and developed, we have been using a robust, affordable platform built in our lab to develop and test our software.
|We developed a convenient control interface for iRobot Create robots. You can download the Java source code from here and C++ source code from here.|
Vision-based navigation for our platform using the webcam of the on-board Eee PC netbook. We extract the vanishing point in the image seen from the camera. A simple PD controller sets the robot velocities so as to keep the vanishing point in the center of the camera.
Vision based color tracking for our platform.
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