Our corobots

The current plan for our corobots involves the use of a Create robot for the base, a netbook or tablet computer for the control and interactivity, and several sensors.

Some of our prototypes:

Our original version zero prototype Version 1A (left, facing the camera) and 1B (right, facing away)

The current robots use a Kinect for obstacle avoidance while the two cameras are mounted to point to either side of the robot. This enables us to track 2D bar codes that are mounted around our building to assist with localization and navigation.

Our software and design documents are located on Github. As we further develop our system, we will add high-level descriptions of the various components under development here, as well the API documentation for the libraries that we have built for user code development.

Disclaimer: This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Award No. IIS-1208566. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.