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!