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ROS on roomba icreate

asked 2011-12-03 18:18:47 -0500

updated 2011-12-03 18:38:56 -0500

I plan to buy a roomba icreate to test out simple algorithms etc on it. I wish to know if ROS (diamondback/electric) is installable on roomba icreate. Any first hand experience would be most welcome.

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answered 2011-12-03 19:56:13 -0500

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updated 2011-12-03 20:01:45 -0500

Yes there are drivers and packages for the roomba icreate base. Actually one of the many supported robots, Turtlebot uses the roomba icreate base. But I assume you already know you would need a computer running a compatible OS in order to get things up and running. See this page for some ideas on installation . And if your up to it you could assemble your own Turtlebot. Check out one of my favorite blog sites for some ideas on building your own turtlebot from scratch.

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@Atom : That 'make your own turtlebot' link is awesome ! ....
Arkapravo gravatar image Arkapravo  ( 2011-12-04 03:11:37 -0500 )edit

answered 2011-12-04 00:13:12 -0500

Kevin gravatar image

You can also try some of the other stacks. Go to the Browse Software section on ROS and type roomba into the seach box and a couple other roomba stacks appear such as lse_roomba_toolbox or roomba_robot.

Have fun!

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@Kevin : Cheers ! ..... nice profile pic ! ... :-D
Arkapravo gravatar image Arkapravo  ( 2011-12-04 00:33:13 -0500 )edit

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