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Tweet to drive a robot!

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13 June 2014



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Happy Birthday!! Clearpath is officially 5 years old and what better way to celebrate than let all of our fans drive a robot. No matter where you are in the world, you can experience what it’s like to drive Husky – well, a very mini, hacked-together Husky that is. We’ve put together ‘twit-bot’ for your enjoyment so you can move our bot around all from the convenience of your smartphone using Twitter.

Here’s how it works:

Step 1: Mention Clearpath’s Twitter handle (@ClearpathRobots)
Step 2: Hash tag #MoveRobot
Step 3: Write the action you’d like it to take (examples are below)
Step 4: Watch it move on the live feed: http://www.twitch.tv/twitbot_cpr
Step 5: Share with your friends!

How does it move?

This little twit-bot can go just about anywhere and in any direction using the commands below (case insensitive).  The delay between the tweet and the streaming is about 30 seconds:

  • “forward” or “fwd”
  • “backward” or “bck”
  • “right” or “rght”
  • “left” or “ft”
  • “stop” or “stp”

You can also tweet colors to change the colors of the LED lights: blue, red, white, etc.

Of course, there are some hidden key words – easter eggs – in there too that you’ll just have to figure out on your own. I wonder if pop-a-wheelie is on the list?…

If you liked this article, you may also be interested in Clearpath’s ROS 101 Tutorials:

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Clearpath Robotics Clearpath Robotics is dedicated to automating the world's dullest, dirtiest and deadliest jobs through mobile robotic solutions.





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