Erle-Spider, the Ubuntu drone with legs

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From Victor MV via ros-users@

I'm delighted to introduce Erle-Spider as the first legged drone powered by ROS and running Snappy Ubuntu Core. This smart robot with a 900 MHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 processor runs Linux natively and embeds several sensors onboard.

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The hexapod has been designed to meet the increasing demand of robot kits to learn, research and develop while being subject to low levels of regulation. The drone is also capable of accessing hard-to-reach places such as pipes and disaster areas, bringing cameras on board and supporting Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, as well as 3G and 4G networks to provide connectivity where needed.

Besides support for ROS, our team has been working with Canonical over last months to provide access to a cloud-based app store that would allow anyone to enhance the intelligence of this robot directly by installing new apps.

Erle-Spider has been launched together with Indiegogo at https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/erle-spider-the-ubuntu-drone-with-legs/and will be delivered this Christmas for only 399 $.

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