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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 http://www.ros.org/wiki/ROS/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. http://profmason.com/?paged=2

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

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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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