Tweet to drive a robot!
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_
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.
If you liked this article, you may also be interested in Clearpath’s ROS 101 Tutorials: