- Restoring a UBR-1 (04 Jun 2020)
I bought a UBR-1 on Craigslist and am working on restoring it.
- Outdoor Global Localization (01 May 2020)
I've managed to get some decent results for outdoor localization of the robomagellan robot.
- Compass Calibration (25 Apr 2020)
I'm making progress on my outdoor robomagellan robot.
- Robomagellan Update (10 Apr 2020)
It is really starting to feel like spring here in New Hampshire, so I've been reviving my Robomagellan robot.
- Robot Calibration for ROS (09 Apr 2020)
Calibration is essential for robots. I cover the usage and evolution of my robot_calibration ROS package.
- Blast From the Past: UBR-1 (08 Apr 2020)
A look back at my favorite little orange robot.
- Code Coverage for ROS (07 Apr 2020)
Introducing a ROS package I've been working on for a while.
- PS4 Controller and ROS (05 Apr 2020)
How to configure the PS4 controller to work with your ROS-based robot
- Reviving Maxwell (and this blog) (01 Apr 2020)
After a five year hiatus, the blog is back. So is Maxwell.
- answers.ros.org: A Quick How-To (21 Sep 2014)
How to use ROS answers like a pro.
- Intel NUC for ROS (06 Sep 2014)
A killer small computer for your robot.
- It's actually alive! (24 Feb 2014)
The robomagellan robot has been fully assembled and tested outdoors.
- Buildbot-ROS (29 Sep 2013)
How to build your own buildfarm for building your code.
- Generating an IKFast Plugin for MoveIt (21 May 2013)
How to setup ikfast for a better inverse kinematics on your robot.
- Blast from the Past: PR-MINI (30 Apr 2013)
A look at the predecessor to Maxwell, a mini version of the PR-2
- National Robotics Week (and a quick note on MakerFaire) (08 Apr 2013)
Upcoming events and an update on Maxwell playing chess.
- Catkin Resources and Common Pitfalls (19 Mar 2013)
- Update: ROS on Arduino (15 Mar 2013)
There are a number of ways to connect your hardware to ROS.
- Move'n'It (26 Feb 2013)
A first look at MoveIt and Maxwell gets another degree of freedom.
- 3D Mapping is Here (16 Feb 2013)
There are a number of 3d-SLAM applications now available in ROS.
- Navigating Apartments with ROS (23 Dec 2011)
Navigation and mapping in smaller homes.
- Maxwell (Finally) Gets a Vertical Arm Lift (21 Dec 2011)
A new linear actuator gives Maxwell the ability to reach the floor and the table
- ROSSerial Released (22 Jul 2011)
My first project of the summer here at Willow is now in release.
- A New Gripper for Mini Max (01 Jul 2011)
New 3D printed grippers for Mini Maxwell.
- Introducing Mini Maxwell (26 Jun 2011)
I designed a little brother for Maxwell.
- Navigation with Maxwell (29 Apr 2011)
I recorded a small video of Maxwell navigating, under voice control.
- Sensors Hate Dark Surfaces (20 Mar 2011)
A look at how laser scanners and Kinects interact with our surroundngs.
- Mapping with Maxwell (20 Mar 2011)
This afternoon I collected a very nice dataset and map of our lab at ILS.
- Introducing Maxwell, Part 2 (11 Feb 2011)
And now a video of Maxwell driving around.
- Introducing Maxwell (07 Feb 2011)
Maxwell is my latest attempt at a lowcost, human-scale mobile manipulator using an ArbotiX and ROS.
- Snow Day! (02 Feb 2011)
My entry to the ROS 3D contest, and a new robot to test it.
- Neato + SLAM (01 Jan 2011)
How to build a map with gmapping and a 360 degree laser.
- Other SLAM Algorithms: CoreSLAM, Part 3 (31 Dec 2010)
CoreSLAM is finally working.
- Other SLAM Algorithms: CoreSLAM, Part 2 (25 Dec 2010)
More progress on CoreSLAM in ROS.
- SLAM Data Sets (24 Dec 2010)
I've been developing a SLAM dataset.
- Other SLAM Algorithms: CoreSLAM (23 Dec 2010)
A look at alternative SLAM implementations.
- Neato+ROS: Now With SLAM! (14 Dec 2010)
It's alive! You can now build maps with ROS and the Neato XV-11.
- Neato+ROS (12 Dec 2010)
My initial work on a ROS driver for the Neato XV-11 robot is successful.
- The Armadillo Goes Mapping (01 Nov 2010)
Building maps with a small robot, Hokuyo laser and ROS.
- ROS and Other Ramblings (09 Aug 2010)
I've been working on a poor man's lidar for ROS navigation.
- Robogames Wrap-Up (20 May 2010)
Let's recap Robogames 2010