May 7, 2016

Dude

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.

AUTONOMOUS

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.

SLAM

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.

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INTERACTION

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.

UNDER THE HOOD

NVIDIA Jetson TK1
The first Linux embedded board with GPU on board. The NVIDIA Jetson TK1 have 4 core CPU and 128 GPU core. With CUDA on board I can design an high level control with ROS for autonomous navigation and interaction.

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uNAV
The first smart motor control for robotics application. Dude use this board to control two DC brushed motors and with the velocity control set an set point. unav is fully integrated with the ROS framework.

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ROS
The Robotic Operative System (ROS) to send to unav the set point and interact with the environment. Dude use the last release of ROS and all configuration node are available on develop area, read below.

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VISION
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.

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.

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BILL OF MATERIALS
In this page are collected all components to build Dude. All components are available in most commercial website, and near the price you can go to the shop to buy the part.

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BUILD
How to build the Dude robot. In this guide, you can build the chassis and play with the robot.

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INSTALL
On this guide you can follow the basic step to configure your NVIDIA Jetson TK1 and unav to work with ROS.

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CONFIGURATION
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.

COMING SOON

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