Dude is a little robot for with two wheels (diameter 7cm and 14cm of wheelbase) and weight about 2 kg. It is equipped by a RGBD sensor, a NVIDIA Jetson TK1 board and the unav motor control board. This robot interact and perceives of obstacles around it. it can send real time all pictures from the environment that surrounds it. The applications for "Dude" are wandering and interaction with humans in unknown environments, you study of intelligent control techniques for human-computer interaction, the children's entertainment, etc etc.
With ROS, Dude can wandering autonomously and with a web remote control you can read all telemetry information and diagnostic the heat of the robot. The sensors of the robot are RGBD camera and encoder for the wheels.
Simultaneous Localization And Mapping (SLAM) is used for dude robot to localize and mapping an unknown area. This process consists of a number of steps, filtering the information from different sensors, estimate the position with cameras, reobserving the environment robot moves around and updating where the robot thinks it is based on these features.
With the SLAM and an high level control dude can interact with the environment. A graphic interface for PC or an web remote control system. You can set a goal inside a map, built in real time, and you can see the robot build a path and following it.
OPEN SOURCE & OPEN HARDWARE
BUILD YOUR DUDE!
It's totally available the source code to configure my same robot.
On my github account you can download all code and the mechanical design of the robot.
Follow the special feature available in this robot.
UNDER THE HOOD
With ASUS xTion, IMU and odometry, The robot can localize itself and interact with the environment. All sensors are fused with an Extended Kalman Filter (EKF) and the High level control use all information to build a map.
From this section you can go in all my guides to buy all components, build,
install and configure your Dude robot.
All guides are updated with my last features, and if you want help me,
you can send commit on my github account.
DO YOU HAVE AN ISSUE?
If you have issue about this project you can open an issue in my Question and Answer area or you can go in my github repositories and open an issue there.
Do not hesitate, submit your question here!
With the github repository you can configure your robot to run and wandering. In this guide you have all detailed informations to download and set the robot.
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