Students accomplished robot project “Poomba”

Our students Mike, Jonathan, and Pete have successfully accomplished their summer project (read their progress blog), ending with a very successful final demonstration. First, our “Poomba” robot (the Raspberry Pi Roomba) set out to autonomously explore the environment…

… and then we used the acquired data to map it (using ROS gmapping).

So, we have a proper mobile robot setup with a iRobot Create (Roomba), ROS setup, the Raspberry Pi as controller, a wireless network, and a host PC (running all the computation-heavy stuff like the mapping), all ready to go for future projects.

Thanks to Mike, Jonathan, and Pete for their engagement and the fantastic work they have delivered.