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Control of UWSim vehicles with MATLAB through ipc_bridge

This post  describes how to interface control algorithms developed in Matlab with UWSim in the context of underwater simulation, using the IPC-Bridge. IPC-Bridge is a ROS stack developed by Nathan Michael (Penn Robotics) that allows communication between Matlab and ROS … Continue reading

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rostweet now let your robots share pictures

Cloud robotics is getting more and more attention recently. See for example the Google initiative presented at I/O 2011, or the RoboEarth project funded by the European Comission. The idea is to let robots share information on the cloud with … Continue reading

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Loading 3D point clouds (PCD format) in OpenSceneGraph

Hi, for those who may need it, this is a simple C++ class that loads a point cloud file (PCD format of the Point Clouds Library PCL) and creates an OpenSceneGraph geode that you can easily add to your OSG … Continue reading

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Android-controlled head-massaging robot

Just for fun & profit 😉 I  have attached a head-massaging ‘tool’ to a mechanical structure with one servo-controlled joint. The servo is plugged to an arduino board that is integrated in ROS via the rosserial stack. On the other … Continue reading

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Robotic arm control in simulation with Android through rosjava

The following video shows an Android application sending position references to a simulated robotic arm by using rosjava. Rosjava is a java port of ROS (Robot Operating System). It allows to run ROS nodes inside a java application, e.g. typical … Continue reading

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Introducing rostweet

Rostweet is a twitter client for ROS. It allows your robots to send tweets to its followers, and to receive tweets from its following contacts. Rostweet can be applied in many different ways, these are some examples: Communicating progress. Robots … Continue reading

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Underwater Visual Servoing simulation with UWSim

This video shows a visual servoing application where an I-AUV has to first align with an object before starting a manipulation action. Green crosses represent the perceived corners of the observed object, whereas red crosses show the desired pose. A … Continue reading

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