How do I set up a baxter robot?

asked 2023-08-02 16:02:36 -0600

Yaretzy gravatar image

A baxter robot arrived at the company and they asked me to program it since the following message "This is (none). unknown-done in (Linux x86_64 3.14.14-gentoo) (none) Login:" appears. I've been researching but I don't know about it, I'm new to programming. Please help. What do I need to make the robot work? What kind of programs do I need to install?

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If this is a new Baxter (not sure they are still being sold) you really want to reach out to the company that sold it to you. If this is a second-hand or otherwise used robot, you'd have to research how to use it. The original company that produced these robots (Rethink Robotics) no longer exists.

Parts of the software are open-source, and are hosted on GitHub (at RethinkRobotics/baxter), but it all depends greatly on what sort of Baxter you have.

The research version came with a ROS-compatible OS and SDK, the latter of which can be found on the GitHub organisation I linked.

The commercial version was completely "closed". It used something else called Interra, and I don't believe anyone but the original company -- or the one that bought Rethink: HAHN Group -- can help you with this.

gvdhoorn gravatar image gvdhoorn  ( 2023-08-03 04:29:14 -0600 )edit