In this episode, Jack Pien will talk about how to use accessible robots based on ROS and OpenCV to learn robotics. Those robots are called ROSbots and Jack is the creator of them.
ROSbots come with ROS and OpenCV installed on a Raspberry Pi onboard the robot, ready for the user to create applications for it using the camera and the motor.
The purpose of those robots is to provide hackable robots, on which you can put your hands on, and implement all those robotics algorithms that you study.
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The vision with the ROSbots is to have a set of software bundles/lessons that you can use to run academic concepts of robotics on the robot
- Jack Pien webpage (email: jack_at_rosbot.com)
- ROSbot project webpage
- The Duckietown project
- ROS Turtlesim
- Raspberry Pi
- Ubuntu for Raspberry Pi
- ROS for Raspberry Pi
- Jack’s post about using ROSbots to understand control theory
- Coursera Control Course
- ROSbots git
- Rapyuta robotics
- The Robot Ignite Academy to learn ROS in 5 days.
- The ROS Developers Conference (July 7th & 8th).