mobile base

A project log for BunnyBot

BunnyBot is a ROS based robot platform that can perform useful tasks using its built in gripper and vision system.

jack-qiaoJack Qiao 06/23/2016 at 19:570 Comments

After experimenting (and failing) at a couple of ways of doing SLAM I've settled on the classic design of a 2d LIDAR for room mapping, supplemented with a front-facing depth sensor for obstacle detection.

Instead of a fully custom robot I'll be using a Kobuki base and putting my stuff on top. With the power constraints I will have to replace the mini-itx board with a jetson tk1, hopefully Ubuntu on ARM won't be too much of a pain. Here's what the prototype will look like:

and the boards all cut out: