New Package: ROS Arduino Bridge

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From Patrick Goebel via ROS Users

Hello ROS Fans,

I would like to announce a new stack for controlling an Arduino-based robot with ROS.  The official documentation can be found at:

http://www.ros.org/wiki/ros_arduino_bridge

The stack includes a base controller for a differential drive robot as well as support for reading sensors and controlling PWM servos.  The code does *not* depend on rosserial.

The packages have been tested against the ROS navigation stack (Electric) using a Pololu motor controller and Robogaia encoder shield.

This stack comes out of a discussion amongst members of the Home Brew Robotics Club (HBRC) for extending ROS support to hobby-level robots using inexpensive and easily obtained hardware.  The code was inspired by Michael Ferguson's ArbotiX drivers and borrows heavily from it.  (Thanks Fergs!)

--patrick

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