It’s been the dream of many to have a house robot that is capable of wandering your rooms waiting for your next command. If you can’t wait for the trillion dollar tech companies to create exactly what you need you may be interested in a new DIY house wondering robot called NOX.
NOX is a differential-drive robot built using ROS, Raspberry Pi and Arduino and has been created by Hackster.io member RobinB, check out the videos this below to see it in action.
“I started the project as a robot base with basic navigation I could then use for other things, like a vacuum cleaner. However I quickly decided to make it a stand-alone robot with a proper design, as it’s often missing in DIY robots. In its current state the robot can use SLAM (gmapping) to create a map of its surroundings (using the Kinect depth perception to detect wall and obstacles) and localize itself within the map. It can plan a path to a given goal and drive to it avoiding obstacle. Nox is a nice (and time-consuming) robot which uses SLAM (ROS) with a Kinect to navigate in its environment.”
For more details and instructions on how to get started building your very own Raspberry Pi robot jump over to the official Hackster.io website by following the link below.
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