I have the pleasure to present a new robot in the ROS family. The Social Robot Maggie (http://roboticslab.uc3m.es/ro
Here the ROS wiki page for more info:
Furthermore, we would love to share what we have developed with the ROS community. We have published several packages in GitHub and soon we show some videos on how it is working.
Here the repository:
Until now, we have released everything developed for the low-level of the robot. These nodes control the devices (motors, touch sensors, labjack controller, IR controller, servomotors, RFID, etc.) of the robot. And almost everything is implemented with unit tests and testing nodes.
We hope that our work could be useful for the community.
is a customized version of the Robotis Bioloid kit. It uses low-cost,
light-weight 2D Scanning technology available from Rhoeby Dynamics (based
on the TeraRanger 1DOF sensor), and supports SLAM, Navigation and Obstacle
* Robotis Bioloid "Spider" chassis (with custom legs)
* Robotis Cm9.04 MCU board
* Nexus 4 phone provides IMU (and tele-prescence camera)
* Rhoeby Dynamics 2D Infra-Red LiDAR Scanner
* Bluetooth link to robot for command and status
* Remote laptop running ROS Indigo
* 3-DOF Inverse Kinematic leg control
* Holonomic-capable gait
* Odometric feedback
* 2D LiDAR scanning
* ROS node for robot control
If interested, you could find more information at:
And see our website at:
We would like to invite you to participate in the first Robot Construction Kit (Rock) Workshop:
In parallel to the 13th Symposium on Advanced Space Technologies in Robotics and Automation (ASTRA) at the European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC) and the Experts Forum on Robot Control Operating Systems (RCOS) for space and industrial applications.
Noordwijk (The Netherlands) 11 May 2015.
It will consist of 20-30 minutes presentations concerning technical talks from developers and users in a similar style of ROSCon and PyCon.
Development, tutorials and robotics field application using Rock/Orocos are welcome to contribute. Sustainable systems, scalability, re-usability, field/ real-time applications, system deployment, plan managers, rock integration with existing systems, communication layers, error handling, system recovery and other topics concerning the use and development of Rock/Orocos in robotics are relevant to participate.
Technical talks of all topics related to Rock/Orocos are invited to participate in the workshop. Best workshop talk will be awarded!
Proposal submission deadline: 1 April 2015
Notification of Acceptance: 17 April 2015
Further info http://blog.rock-robotics.org/
You have a unique opportunity. Robotics is a new frontier, and every new
frontier needs its explorers. We need you. We need you to be passionate
and tireless. We need you to eat, breathe, and dream robotics.
Peruse the items listed below. You should either have experience with and/or interest in all of them.
Sensor fusion / adaptive filters