News archive: October 2014

Even the best need help


As we prepared for the demo for the faculty board, everything went great! Sudo understood its messages, could robustly approach the table and furthermore navigate to the table and the instructors. Sudo’s goal was to go to the instructor, ask and order and pick it up. Unfortunately, everything didn’t exactly as planned. I would like […]

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Demo Faculty Board


Sudo played a barkeep today! Sudo found an instructor, took an order and delivered a soda can. The actual demonstration was a bit rocky, but Sudo pulled through!

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Sudo, we have grasping


Rik Timmers has put a lot of effort in getting the Mico arm to work with ROS. Just in time for the demo’s — the arm can grasp an object in a given x,y,z position.

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New robot base navigating


We’re just starting to work with our new robot base, making sure that all our sensors from Sudo work correctly with our new robot. In this video, you can see it navigating autonomously and with a functioning obstacle avoidance using voxel costmap.

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