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Free Online Course on Control of Mobile Robots

    Free Online Course on Control of Mobile Robots

Wanna learn how to make mobile robots? This free online course entitled “Control of Mobile Robots” is for you (see Video 1). The tutor is Dr. Magnus Egerstedt, a Professor

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Hijack AR Drones using SkyJack

    Hijack AR Drones using SkyJack

Wana play a trick to your friends? Use SkyJack a software that takes over the control software of AR Drones. It analyzes raw Wifi data packets to perform the drone

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A Robotic Elevator using Lego & Arduino – Part2

    A Robotic Elevator using Lego & Arduino – Part2

Part 1: Mechanical Design Basics. Part 2 (current): Balancing the Elevator. Part 3: Electronics (optocoupler, H-Bridge, and more). Part 4: Software to control the Arduino. In the first part of

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Open Source 3D Printed Humanoid Robots

    Open Source 3D Printed Humanoid Robots

The Flowers Lab, a french research team, announced Poppy a new humanoid which is 3D printed (see Video 1). They are planing to release both the hardware and the software

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A Robotic Elevator using Lego & Arduino – Part1

    A Robotic Elevator using Lego & Arduino – Part1

Part 1 (current): Mechanical Design Basics. Part 2: Balancing the Elevator. Part 3: Electronics (optocoupler, H-Bridge, and more) Part 4: Software to control the Arduino Recently, we scavenged an old

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Sensor Scanner for Android-Based Robots

    Sensor Scanner for Android-Based Robots

It is no scoop that Smartphones are attractive for robotics. They gather in a small case a display, wireless for communication, computing capabilities, and a bunch of sensors. That’s cool!

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ROS Naming and Namespaces

    ROS Naming and Namespaces

In this tutorial, we will be talking about ROS namespaces which allow to combine nodes in ways unplanned by developers. This is actually what all ROS is about: allow building

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A Robotic Dock for Your Smartphone

    A Robotic Dock for Your Smartphone

The idea of using a robotic dock for iPhone and iPod is not new. Back in 2009, a robot hobbyist has developed a humanoid robot named Robochan which head was

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Ready to Use Virtualized ROS Groovy

    Ready to Use Virtualized ROS Groovy

UPDATE: You might want to use a more recent version of ROS: Hydro Medusa (released on September 2013). See the corresponding post: Virtual Machine with ROS Hydro Medusa Pre-Installed. Install

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Your First ROS based System

    Your First ROS based System

Many newcomers to ROS don’t know where to start. Indeed, ROS is not an application, but it is rather a robotics middleware. That is an infrastructure to run robotic software.

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Smart Robots: Shape Matters

    Smart Robots: Shape Matters

When designing a robot, choosing the right shape can have tremendous impact on the robot controller. This idea has been pushed to the extreme with the HexBug Nano. It has

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Ten Top Roboticists at Collège de France, Paris

    Ten Top Roboticists at Collège de France, Paris

As we announced in a former post, the Collège de France hosted in Paris a two days seminar with 10 among the world’s most prominent roboticists. For those who couldn’t

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Virtualizing ROS

    Virtualizing ROS

UPDATE: ROS Fuerte was released on April 2012. You might want use a more recent version of ROS: ROS Hydro Medusa (released on September 2013): Virtual Machine with ROS Hydro

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ROS Networking

    ROS Networking

Today, we describe how to use ROS Fuerte over the network and have a couple of ROS nodes running on different machines. We assume that you had successfully installed ROS

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ROS Installation Made Easy

    ROS Installation Made Easy

UPDATE:  Instead of installing ROS, you can simply download the VirtualBox virtual machine that we provide, so you can start experimenting quickly. [hr_dotted] Being Mac users, we decided to install

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ROS: The Linux for Robotics

    ROS: The Linux for Robotics

Although ROS stands for “Robot Operating System”, it is not an operating system. At least not as intended when talking about Linux. ROS is actually a set of software libraries,

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