I would like to announce the availability of a simple driver for the Neato Robotics XV-11 for ROS. The
neato_robot stack contains a
neato_driver (generic python based driver) and
neato_node package. The
neato_node subscribes to a standard
cmd_vel (geometry_msgs/Twist) topic to control the base, and publishes laser scans from the robot, as well as odometry. The
neato_slam package contains our current
move_base launch and configuration files (still needs some work).
I've uploaded two videos thus far showing the Neato:
I also have to announce our repository, since we've never officially done that: albany-ros-pkg.googlecode.com
I hope to have documentation for this new stack on the ROS wiki later today/tonight.
ILS Social Robotics Lab SUNY Albany