48219Better robot chassis/system?
- Feb 4, 2014Hi All,
I want a small robot capable of SLAM; basic video capture, processing,
and transmitting; and following me, all for a low per-unit cost and
minimal time investment before I can program the desired behaviors. And
something I can use to collaborate and share software with others.
My plan is:
1. Android phone: available cheap used; has camera, wifi, and power
built-in; sufficient bandwidth to stream video to another device;
sufficient power for basic video algorithms and path planning;
sufficient memory & processing for SLAM; running ROS
2. Pre-made chassis w/ wheel encoders:
Plus four fixed-position IR distance sensor added on to assist SLAM &
four whiskers to sense collisions
(A future chassis would be roughly similar, but with better specs: more
accurate encoders, stronger & faster motors, etc)
Anything I've overlooked that would be better?
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