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by   -   October 6, 2016

Ricardo Tellez discusses The Construct approach to learning how to programme robotics and utilising the Robot Ignite Academy.

by   -   August 24, 2016
Source: Alberto Molina
Source: Alberto Molina

Dtto v2.0 is a modular self-reconfigurable robot focused on bio-inspired locomotion mechanisms. This tutorial shows how to assemble a fully working Dtto Modular Robot module.

by   -   August 23, 2016
Dtto v.2 module robot, DIY project, photo by Alberto Molina.
Dtto v.2 module robot, DIY project, photo by Alberto Molina.

Dtto v2.0 is a modular self-reconfigurable robot focused on bio-inspired locomotion mechanisms. This tutorial shows how to assemble a fully working Dtto Modular Robot module.

by   -   August 22, 2016
Source: Alberto Molina

This tutorial shows how to assemble a fully working Dtto Modular Robot module.

Android developers can now program robots! Android developer Margaret Maynard­-Reid wanted to learn a bit more about Pepper the humanoid robot and decided try out the Pepper SDK in Android Studio.

Image: The Construct
Image: The Construct

By Miguel Angel

One of the most wanted robot simulations is a robot that can be used for anything. Robonaut is one like this. NASA kindly gave this simulation for public use and we thought here in The Construct that we could use it to make an even better user-friendly version. We created a test to demonstrate the possibilities that The Construct has to offer in Space Zero gravity simulations.

by   -   January 7, 2016

There are magnificent tutorials about how to create plugins for Gazebo in the GazeboSim webpage. There are even some tutorials about how to create plugins for Gazebo + ROS, which show that there are several types of plugins (world, model, sensor, system, visual), and indicate how to create a plugin for a world-type plugin. But I recently I needed to create a plugin for a light detector and couldn’t find a concrete example. Here’s a how-to post showing you how I did it.

forward_kinematicsCalculating the forward kinematics is often a vital first step to using a new robot in research. While there are some good tutorials available online, up until now there hasn’t been a simple step-by-step guide for calculating forward kinematics. In this post, we provide a simple guide along with some tips on calculating the kinematics of any robotic manipulator.

Robots are expensive and they usually depend on batteries. What if you want to run an experiment with 100 robots, running for 10 hours?

by   -   April 9, 2015

Simple-Arduino-PinoutIn this new tutorial series, robotics educator and author Myke Predko introduces you to the basics of Arduino with simple projects that can be created in just a few minutes with inexpensive and easy-to-obtain parts. In this tutorial, Myke dives into how to program your Arduino so that you can plan an effective software architecture and monitor your application. Look for new tutorials every 2-3 weeks, or see all the tutorials in this series here

by   -   March 9, 2015

In this new tutorial series, robotics educator and author Myke Predko will introduce you to the basics of Arduino with simple projects that can be created in just a few minutes with inexpensive and easy-to-obtain parts. In this tutorial Myke gives directions for setting up your own Arduino development station. Look for new lessons every 2-3 weeks.

by   -   March 5, 2015

The newly published open-source project learn.turtlebot.com is designed to introduce high school students and the web development community to ROS, and allow them a fast track to experiencing its uses.

by   -   January 23, 2015

By Martin Cote

The Arduino family of micro controllers has quickly become a go-to board for hobbyists due to its ease of use. Often times roboticists must create communication protocols to allow their embedded hardware to communicate with a computer. One of the most powerful aspects of ROS is that it can communicate with a large variety of hardware. That’s where rosserial comes in! Rosserial is a general protocol for sending ROS messages over a serial interface, such as the UART on Arduino. This allows you to easily interface any sensors attached to Arduino into your ROS environment. Read on to learn more!

ROS101_Clearpath

In the previous ROS 101 post, we provided a quick introduction to ROS to answer questions like What is ROS? and How do I get started? Now that you understand the basics, here’s how they can apply to a practical example. Follow along to see how we actually ‘do’ all of these things …

by   -   January 29, 2014

ROS101_Clearpath

Clearpath Robotics brings us a new tutorial series on ROS!

Since we practically live in the Robot Operating System (ROS), we thought it was time to share some tips on how to get started with ROS. We’ll answer questions like where do I begin? How do I get started? What terminology should I brush up on? Keep an eye out for this ongoing ROS 101 blog series that will provide you with a top to bottom view of ROS that will focus on introducing basic concepts simply, cleanly and at a reasonable pace. This guide is meant as a groundwork for new users, which can then be used to jump into in-depth data at wiki.ros.org. If you are totally unfamiliar with ROS, Linux, or both, this is the place for you!

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