ROS and Linorobot - NUS Hackers

Published on: Friday, 15 April 2016

Speakers: Alvin Ng and Juan Miguel Jimeno

Robot Operating System (ROS) is an open-source robotics software development framework typically associated to modern robots like Atlas, PR2, and Husky UGV. It offers a robust robotics infrastructure that features inter-process communication, robot geometry, pose estimation, localization, navigation and mapping.

Linorobot aims to provide students, developers, and researchers a low-cost platform for learning ROS and hopefully used in new innovative applications. It was designed and built using easily accessible hardware which allows anyone to build it from home. It’s powered by a quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 1.6 GHz CPU Radxa Rock board as its main brain and an XV11 Neato Vacuum Lidar as its main sensor for obstacle avoidance and localization. With these features, users can learn the fundamentals of robotics development like SLAM( Simultaneous Localization and Mapping), localization techniques like AMCL ( Adaptive Monte-Carlo Localization), motion planning and many more.

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Alvin Ng and Juan Miguel Jimeno are engineers at iDA Labs. They have recently been spending their free time building robots hoping to bring homebrew robotics to students and developers in Singapore. You can find them at iDA Labs where they work as full-time Engineers developing prototypes for government agencies.