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New Datalink Toolkit ROS Package

Robotics VO - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 11:15
The ARC Lab at WPI is releasing the Datalink Toolkit ROS package, designed to for remote operation of a robot over a high-latency and low-bandwidth datalink. The package was developed and extensively tested as part of the DARPA robotics challenge, though it is not specific to a type of robot.The package allows the user to easily set up relays and compression methods for a single-master system. These relays avoid duplicating data sent over the datalink while compressing common datatypes (i.e. point-clouds and images) to minimize bandwidth usage.The toolkit includes both message-based and service-based relays so that data can be sent on-demand or at a specified frequency. The service-based relays are more robust in low-bandwidth conditions, guaranteeing the synchronization of camera images and camera info messages, and allow more reconfiguration while running.The key features of the package are:- Generic relays with integrated rate throttling for all message types- Dedicated relays with rate throttling for images and pointclouds- Generic service-based relays with integrated rate throttling for all message types- Dedicated service-based relays with integrated rate throttling for images and pointclouds- Image resizing and compression using methods from OpenCV and image_transport- Pointcloud voxel filtering and compression using methods from PCL, Zlib, and other algorithms. (Note: pointcloud compression is provided in a separate library that can be easily integrated with other projects)- Launch files for easy use of the datalink software with RGBD cameras- Works with ROS HydroFull story at ROS.org

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National Robotics Week 2014

Robotics VO - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 16:36

The fifth annual National Robotics Week event was held April 5-13, 2014.
The Purpose of National Robotics Week is to:

  • Celebrate the US as a leader in robotics technology development
  • Educate the public about how robotics technology impacts society, both now and in the future
  • Advocate for increased funding for robotics technology research and development
  • Inspire students of all ages to pursue careers in robotics and other Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math-related fields

Robot Trading Cards
For 2014, we have something special for you: iRobot  teamed up with IEEE Spectrum and Georgia Tech’s Institute for Robotics & Intelligent Machines (IRIM) to create a set of robot trading cards!
This national deck features ten famous robots developed by companies and researchers in the U.S. If your favorite robot is not included, don’t worry—we plan to make more cards next year. In the meantime, don’t forget about IEEE Spectrum’s award winning, internationally acclaimed Robots for iPad app, which you can get for FREE on iTunes.
Just click on the link to see the coaches, stats, and fun facts for the hottest robot teams around. All that’s missing in these dynamic decks is gum!
 

 

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