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building a teleoperated robot

asked 2012-02-12 19:16:42 -0600

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updated 2014-01-28 17:11:21 -0600

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Hello!

I would like to build a low-cost robot, preferably from the NXT kit or cheaper. I would like to run ROS on my workstation such that it controls the robot by sending commands to some kind of wireless interface on the robot and receiving sensory data - this way I don't have to buy a separate netbook or something to install into the robot and at the same time, run some pretty CPU-intensive algorithms. I was wondering if such a setup is possible.

If the above is possible, is there any reason why I should get a turtlebot instead of an NXT if both offer driving capabilities and the "robot brains" does not have to be physically connected to the machine?

Thanks!

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answered 2012-02-12 19:36:24 -0600

Alexandr Buyval gravatar image

You can control NXT by bluetooth. You can use stack http://www.ros.org/wiki/Robots/NXT with standart firmware NXT or own stack like http://code.google.com/p/lego-nxt-car-like/ with LeJos firware

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