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iRobot Create 2 useful for starters

asked 2015-01-30 14:43:06 -0500

Chrimo gravatar image

Hello Community,

has anyone experience with iRobot Create 2 ?

Which lowlevel drivers are compatible with device ? Can I use turtlebot compatible parts ?

Thanks for some hints

Cheers Christian

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I'm a NOOB, attempting to load ROS Indigo on a Raspberry Pi connected to an iRobot Create 2.

rzwemer gravatar image rzwemer  ( 2015-01-31 15:25:00 -0500 )edit

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answered 2016-04-05 13:43:43 -0500

jacobperron gravatar image

For anyone interested, I have released the source code for my driver that is compatible with Create 1 and 2.


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answered 2015-05-22 13:22:41 -0500

barelySentient gravatar image

Have you made any progress? I'm hoping to use the iRobot Create 2 as well, but I haven't found anyone that's managed to get it running in ROS Indigo.

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I've been super lazy with respect to that so.. no. The other day I was attempting to run stuff again with no luck. I tried running the python control script provided by iRobot and that mostly worked so I'm going to see if I can perhaps alter that to accept a twist on cmd_vel.

luc gravatar image luc  ( 2015-06-26 16:04:43 -0500 )edit

That's fine. We had a few robotic gaming demos to host involving the iRobot Create 2, so we were in dire need of a solution. We ended up using PyGame and PySerial packages to communicate with the iRobot Create 2 for teleoperation. Would our code help you in developing a driver in ROS?

barelySentient gravatar image barelySentient  ( 2015-06-27 16:10:34 -0500 )edit

That would be great! Is it on Github?

luc gravatar image luc  ( 2015-06-29 19:59:16 -0500 )edit

answered 2015-04-21 18:33:42 -0500

luc gravatar image

I just tried using a bunch of old iRobot Create drivers with the iRobot Create 2. None of them seem to work. I'm going to investigate more and then probably end up writing my own which I will publish open source. Hopefully it will just be a matter of extending old code.

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