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Army researchers develop novel technique to locate robots and soldiers in GPS-challenged environments

Scientists at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory have developed a novel algorithm that enables localization of humans and robots in areas where GPS is unavailable. According to ARL researchers Gunjan Verma and Dr. Fikadu Dagefu, the Army needs to be able to localize agents operating in physically complex, unknown and infrastructure-poor environments. “This capability is…

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MODEX 2018: Old and new have never been so far apart

MODEX, ProMat and CeMAT are the biggest global material handling and logistics supply chain tech trade shows. But as I walked the corridors of this year’s MODEX in Atlanta, I was particularly aware of the widening disparity between the old and new. Stats: Material Handling and Logistics The 2018 MHI Annual Industry Report found that…

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Introducing OTTO – The Self-Driving Vehicle for Heavy-Load Transport

From Clearpath Robotics:Modern factories and warehouses need to be reconfigurable, responsive, and efficient to survive. Designed to address these conditions, OTTO uses the same underlying self-driving technology popularized by the Google self-driving car.  The system delivers dynamic and efficient transport…

Erle-Spider, the Ubuntu drone with legs

From Victor MV via ros-users@I’m delighted to introduce Erle-Spider as the first legged drone powered by ROS and running Snappy Ubuntu Core. This smart robot with a 900 MHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 processor runs Linux natively and embeds several sensors onboard.The…

TurtleBot updates for Indigo

Greetings!We would like to announce that TurtleBot got major(and minor) updates in both software and hardware. These updates are final (apart from bugfixes) and won’t change api for indigo.Turtlebot2 has equipped with better navigation skills, so it can now navigates…

Simulation available for PMB-2 – TIAGo’s mobile base

From Judith ViladomatThe ROS simulation of PAL Robotics mobile base, named PMB-2, is available now and ready to download! You will find all the steps in the ROS wiki.This mobile base is the one used in TIAGo, the mobile manipulator. Now…

MIT RACECAR Course using ROS

From Michael Boulet via ros-users@We would like to announce the recent completion of the Rapid Autonomous Complex-Environment Competing Ackermann-steering Robots (RACECAR) class. RACECAR is a new MIT Independent Activities Period (IAP) course focused on demonstrating high-speed vehicle autonomy in…

Announcing Rhoeby – a ROS Navigation-capable hexapod robot

From John Jordan via ros-users@I am pleased to announce "Rhoeby", a new ROS-enabled hexapod robot. Rhoeby is a customized version of the Robotis Bioloid kit. It uses low-cost, light-weight 2D Scanning technology available from Rhoeby Dynamics (based on the TeraRanger…

New ROS robot development kit from Robotbase

From Duy Huynh of Robotbase via ros-users@Hi everyone!  A year ago, we began to play with Turtlebot 2 & ROS, and we love it!  Over the last 12 months, we’ve added a lot of hardware and software components on top…

Xaxxon Introduces Oculus Prime

From Colin Adamson of Xaxxon TechnologiesOculus Prime is a new mobile robot from Xaxxon Technologies, available as a build-it-yourself kit, or fully assembled and calibrated. The aim of the project is to be both a low cost platform for getting…