Modular Development of Mobile Robots with Open Source Hardware and Software Components [chapter]

Martino Migliavacca, Andrea Bonarini, Matteo Matteucci
2014 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
Prototyping and engineering robot hardware and low-level control often require time and efforts thus subtracted to core research activities, such as SLAM or planning algorithms development, which need a working, reliable, platform to be evaluated in a real world scenario. In this paper, we present Rapid Robot Prototyping (R2P ) , an open source, hardware and software architecture for the rapid prototyping of robotic applications, where off-the-shelf embedded modules (e.g., sensors, actuators,
more » ... d controllers) are combined together in a plug-and-play fashion, enabling the implementation of a complex system in a simple and modular way. R2P makes people involved in robotics, from researchers and designers to students and hobbyists, dramatically reduce the time and efforts required to build a robot prototype.
doi:10.1007/978-3-662-44468-9_52 fatcat:it5sydorfbb7rnmbox3kldoioy