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Can we use ROS for our own robot

asked 2013-07-23 23:22:29 -0500

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Can we use ROS for our own robot? ie, without buying the bases like PR2, Husky, TurtleBot, Kobuki etc. I can use a laptop inside my robot. I need to control the robot by a program installed in laptop. Whether i can use ROS in such a condition? Can i use ROS for controlling motors and various sensors in my robot?

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answered 2013-07-23 23:37:56 -0500

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updated 2013-07-23 23:38:25 -0500

Yes, of course! But you will need some way to create an interface between ROS and your own motors and sensors. You need for instance an arduino to let the computer control the motors. For arduino there are some examples available. Another option is to use a motor driver which is supported in ROS. For TF you need a model of your own robot.

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