Legorov Teleoperating Robot November 8, 2012

I built this little robot out of Lego this week (see picture.) The electronics include an Arduino, a Sparkfun xBee shield, and an Adafruit motor shield. On the other side of the xBee shield is a linux box running ROS. With ROS I can generated velocity messages from my keyboard or with a Wiimote. These messages get sent to the Arduino which translates the commands into individual motor speeds.

I brought the robot to work to show off today really wanted to stick a camera on the robot somehow so I could drive it remotely. I finally ended up throwing my iPhone on the top of the robot and launching Skype. I called my desktop and presto, a teleoperated roboted. I completed a full loop around the upper floor of our building after hours. Yay, robot fun!

2 Comments
Benny B November 12th, 2012

Where can we see the video?!

josh November 12th, 2012

I don’t think I would have been able to record the robot and drive it at the same time! Plus my video camera (my phone) was in use. :/

I just posted a video of my other robot moving around: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VeU_bgsergk.

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