ROsBOBO

ROS2 Integration Service
February 18, 2019
Project Kawasaki Robotics ROS-Driver
February 18, 2019

The main objective of this proposal is to integrate the ROS2 libraries for iOS and Android operating systems in the smartphone-based Robobo robot (https://theroboboproject.com/en/). These libraries have been developed by Esteve Fernandez (https://github.com/esteve/ros2_objc), and allow that ROS2 users have direct access to the main sensors, actuators, communications and services of current smartphones. Their integration with the Robobo Framework will allow the ROS2 community to use their smartphones in a mobile robot, creating a very powerful low-cost platform. Moreover, a Gazebo simulation model of Robobo will be carried out, and made available opensource. Finally, three state-of-the-art artificial vision algorithms that run natively on the smartphone, will be developed and provided to the ROS2 community too.