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This is an instructable on building a relatively low-cost wheeled robot platform for developing ROS applications. Think of ROS as an operating system ...
Tools Dremel* Clamps Removable Double-Sided Tape Screw Driver Set Needle-nose Pliers Jig Saw (or maybe a Scroll Saw) Saw...
Before you get started, I would suggest first reading through the entire tutorial. I built this robot using the resources that were readily available ...
*It is important to take the proper safety precautions when working with power tools. Please use the proper protective gear when cutting, sanding, dri...
The eyelids were made using Shapelock, a tough, machinable, paintable plastic, which becomes pliable at 150F. It is suggested not to overheat Shapeloc...
*Note: Before assembling be sure to test and position each servo to 0 using RoboPlus Manager. It is also important to assign separate ID's to each s...
Powering the Kinect and AX-12 servos was fairly easy using the Create's Cargo Bay Connector. I simply attached two 12V regulators from the 10/21 and 1...
Now comes the fun part, making your robot do stuff. This can be accomplished using ROS. One of the great things about ROS is it's flexibility. You can...
I am working on a website and will eventually create a dedicate ROS page for the POLYRO project. If anyone is interested in working with me to develop...
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