Saturday, September 22, 2012

TurtleBot teleop with Android

We have been working on improving the initial out of the box experience for the TurtleBot. After the robot is unpacked, the network is configured and the Kinect is started, the robot should be ready for teleoperation from an Android based phone or tablet.

After the network is configured, ROS is automatically launched with a reasonable default configuration. The ros-network-id program can then be used to display the network settings in a QR code that can be scanned by the handheld. Root permissions are currently required to extract the network password for wireless network. Once the QR code is scanned it can connect to the robot and connectivity can be tested using the chirp app. After that it is time for TurtleBots to roll out.

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