Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Latest ROS and Willow Garage Updates

Here is a rundown of the latest in ROS and Willow Garage related news.

OpenNI driver updates for the Kinect and the PrimeSense PSDK5.0. Probably the most important part of these updates is the faster lower resolution modes and 32bit NiTE skeletal tracking support.

A Kinect based person following robot from the Garratt Gallagher at CSAIL/MIT.

Neato XV-11 drivers from the ILS Social Robotics Lab at SUNY Albany.

C Turtle updates with Care-O-bot simulator.

The University of Freiburg would like to wish us all a Merry Christmas!

More results from the PR2 beta program.

One of the PR2s at Willow Garage has been training for a marathon with 7 days / 70km of continuous operation and counting.

Congrats to Willow Garage for it's initial sales of four PR2s.


Anonymous said...

A comparison of the neato (or hokuyo or ros global shutter) platform vs kinect on iheartrobotics would be interesting. A spec sheet comparison seems to point to ps/kinect as superior on all fronts - what am I missing? ...why bother with the other sensors? re: fov -- wouldn't multiple primesense sensors still be favorable

computationally there seems to be many challenges - but it seems cuda and fpga's point the way

I Heart Robotics said...

I started writing you an answer and realized it was going to be too long for a comment.

The post should be up soon.

I Heart Robotics said...

Anonymous said...

thanks :)