Added a IMU in 4UDE

In the last post I wrote about my problem to recognize robot’s position in the environments. I bought an IMU (Inertial Measurement Unit) I with 9 degrees of freedom, the RAZOR producted from sparkfun. The hardware features about this board are: ITG-3200 – triple-axis digital-output gyroscope ADXL345 – 13-bit resolution, ±16g, triple-axis accelerometer Read more…

SLAM with odometry

Hi!

Many days ago I was tried the SLAM with a simulation in Gazebo. Yesterday finally I add all nodes in my robot 4UDE!

The first setup was to setup all nodes in ROS, I’ve updated the repository with all information about robot:

https://github.com/rbonghi/ros_dude

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3D mode in rviz

4UDE in Gazebo

Hi guy’s! In the last week, I have worked with ROS and Gazebo to integrate a 3D model in Gazebo.  In the first part of activity I’ve transformed the 3D model from SolidWorks to URDF file. A first tutorial is in http://wiki.ros.org/sw_urdf_exporter I’ve used the URDF Plugin converter available in sw2urdf, Read more…

Jade will be released

Are you ready for the new release of ROS? On May will be released the 9th distribution of ROS with name Jade Turtle. New feature Available: Upgraded Gazebo-2.2 (hydro) to Gazebo 5 If you want support ROS, you can buy the new t-shirt for OSR (Open Source Robotics), but you Read more…

A talk for RoboBusiness 2015

I was invited for the robotics conference most important conference of robotics in business “RoboBusiness” in Milan on 30th April in the session: “robotics enabling technology, platforms and standards” In my talk I will talk about my last project “4UDE” and my robotics application with use ROS with the title “Smart Read more…

ROS WebConsol

This is the first test for comunication and drive with ROS on a website. For this test, I installed this packages: ros_bridge_suite tf2_web_republisher javascript web interface with roslibjs This version of code was edited from original of ros3djs script, because the released version doesn’t draw shapes. My pull request was Read more…

Supporto per USB-WiFi

Si riprendono gli aggiornamenti al telaio del robot, questa volta con la progettazione di un supporto per l’adattatore USB-WiFi del robot. La struttura in plastica, dotata di piccoli fori aiuterà a raffreddare l’adattatore WiFi che permetterà alla Beaglebone Black di comunicare con l’esterno. La disposizione sul robot, (lateralmente sulla destra) Read more…

ROS Hydro Released

ROS Hydro Medusa is the seventh ROS distribution release and was released August 31st 2013. The new version fix core ROS and updated principals tools rviz and rqt. Additionally, this release of ROS has made strides to depend on canonical versions of dependencies, rather than packaging our own versions. This is Read more…