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The Dawn of a New NVIDIA Jetson: the Uniquely Capable ROSbot Brain

From Barrett Williams The brand-new NVIDIA Jetson TX2 Developer Kit runs ROS Kinetic! Through its 256-core Pascal-based GPU that supports CUDA 8.0 and cuDNN 5.1, Jetson TX2 executes object classification, SLAM, and localization with low latency, short control loops, and…

0.3mm indoor localization with ROS and HTC Vive

From Limor Schweitzer and his team at RoboSavvy: Small step for Virtual Reality (VR), big step for autonomous robots. One of the key issues with autonomous robot applications is indoor localization. HTC Vive has singlehandedly solved this age-long problem. This…

Announcing package for the Schunk lightweight robot arm LWA4P

From Georg Heppner via ros-users@ it is my pleasure to announce the schunkcanopendriver[1] package that you can use to control the lightweight robot arm LWA4P [2] produced by Schunk. The LWA4P or Powerball arm is, as probably most of you…

ROS on Lego Mindstorms EV3

From Christian Holl via ros-users@If you are interested in running ROS on the Lego EV3 Brick,then you might want to checkout my EV3 Yocto Image (alpha) and the node I created for it.Getting Started is here: http://hacks4ros.github.io/h4r_ev3_ctrl/Sources for the node you…

Don’t Throw Out That Broken Hoverboard — Salvage the Parts for Your Next Project

So your hoverboard is a fire hazard… Well, that doesn’t mean it’s good for nothing. Disassemble and cannibalize the parts for other projects.
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Modbus Cognex In-Sight Camera and Siemens S7 PLC ROS wrapper

From Wagdi Ben yaala via ros-users@We just published 3 packages for interfacing, using Modbus TCP communication,your ROS workstation with some industrial component like the famous In-Sight camera from Cognex and the Siemens S7 PLC.You’ll find a link and a quick tutorial…

Erle Robotics brain and vehicles

From Víctor Mayoral Vilches of Erle Robotics via ros-users@Hi everyone,I’d like to introduce Erle-Brain (https://erlerobotics.com/blog/product/erle-brain/) Linux autopilot, a ROS-powered embedded computer that allows to build different kind of drones and robots.Using Erle-Brain we’ve build several vehicles (Erle-Copter, Erle-Plane, Erle-Rover, …) displayed at http://wiki.ros.org/Robots…

Visualizer of delta robots using ROS and EtherCAT

From Diego Escudero Last year we started thinking about using ROS as development framework to make our life easy when we develop our own machine controller, the NJ controller that integrates Robotics functions. During the initial analysis we defined four…

MAKE Asks: Surplus Parts

MAKE Asks: is a weekly column where we ask you, our readers, for responses to maker-related questions. We hope the column sparks interesting conversation and is a way for us to get to know more about each other.Read the full article on MAKE

A Micro Relay at Work

The fundamentals of switching in GIF format! See a 5V micro relay switch from normally-closed to normally-open and back to normally-closed.