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From Vincent Rabaud via ros-users@

On behalf of Aldebaran and SoftBank Robotics, I am pleased to announce official ROS support for the Pepper robot. A local bridge with its NAOqi software is provided for all it sensors as well as an accurate URDF and meshes. Please find more instructions and tutorials on the ROS wiki page at http://wiki.ros.org/Robots/Pepper

Other good news: Aldebaran is now also providing an official C++ bridge with its NAOqiOS. It is pure open source: under the Apache 2.0 license with shared maintainership with the community.

As usual, let's discuss all that on the SIG.

Enjoy !
The Aldebaran team

Announcing Social Robot Maggie working with ROS

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From Raúl Pérula-Martínez via ros-users@

Hello ROS community,

I have the pleasure to present a new robot in the ROS family. The Social Robot Maggie (http://roboticslab.uc3m.es/roboticslab/robot/maggie) from the RoboticsLab (http://roboticslab.uc3m.es/roboticslab/) at University Carlos III of Madrid, Spain, is working now completely with ROS.

Here the ROS wiki page for more info:

http://wiki.ros.org/Robots/Maggie

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:

https://github.com/UC3MSocialRobots

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.

Darwin OP package for ROS/Gazebo available

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From Philippe Capdepuy via ros-users@

Dear ROS users,

We just published 3 packages for simulating the Darwin OP robot on Gazebo (or to use with the real robot but with some extra work):
 - https://github.com/HumaRobotics/darwin_gazebo
 - https://github.com/HumaRobotics/darwin_description
 - https://github.com/HumaRobotics/darwin_control
They have been tested on both Hydro and Indigo, but they probably work for other distributions.

We also provide a user-friendly Python API with walking capabilities.

A quick tutorial and demo can be found here:
http://www.generationrobots.com/en/content/83-carry-out-simulations-and-make-your-darwin-op-walk-with-gazebo-and-ros

Credits also go to Taegoo Kim and Bharadwaj Ramesh for the meshes and original URDF on which this work was based.

Enjoy!

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