Tag Archives: ROS

Riverwatch

A team from Portugal have created a catamaran like boat that is used for monitoring rivers. Using ROS as the operating system. The boat also uses 3D mapping, sonar and tilting laser scanner amongst other technologies. Waypoints can be set … Continue reading

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Dreamer From Meka Robotics

Meka Robotics has created a robot called Dreamer that uses Willow Garage’s ROS or Robot Operating System.  The robot has no mouth, some very expressive ears as well as some cute eyes containing FireWire cameras. The idea here is to … Continue reading

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PR2 and ROS Grow

PR2 from Willow Garage uses ROS (Robot Operating System) and is one amazing robot. First PR2 learned to play pool and fetch beer for the staff at Willow Garage. PR2 is currently listed at $400,000, out of the range of … Continue reading

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The BilliBot Project

The BilliBot Project is a project started by Garrat Gallagher from MIT that uses  the iRobot platform and a Kinect sensor with ROS software.  ROS is the Robot Operating System developed by Willow Garage. What is BilliBot you ask? Bilibot, … Continue reading

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Graspy Learns to Read

Using a PR2 from Willow Garage they named Graspy, students from the University of Pennsylvania, have given Graspy the ability to read short texts. This is actually a difficult task as words can come in a variety of fonts the … Continue reading

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