Localization, Mapping & SLAM Using gmapping Package

Localization, Mapping & SLAM Using gmapping Package

In the previous lesson, we downloaded the turtlebot3 simulation package, launched Gazebo and tried to understand its different features and files, and played with an actual robotics turtle. Turtlebot3 Gazebo Simulation In this lesson in the series of lessons on ROS tutorials, we will understand what localization, mapping, and SLAM mean in Robotics, we will also launch the Turtlebot3 gmapping package in Gazebo, and draw a global map using the robot's LIDAR (localization + mapping). turtlebot3 gmapping package The table of contents for the entire course: https://www.mecharithm.com/what-is-robot-operating-system-ros/ Full disclaimer: Some of the links on this page are affiliate links. Here…
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Top Robotics Companies: Interview with PRIME Robotics

Top Robotics Companies: Interview with PRIME Robotics

In this robotics podcast, Nate Aswege was hosted by Dr. Madi Babaiasl to talk about PRIME Robotics as one of the leading companies in providing warehouse robotic automation, the solutions they provide, their story and background, and tips for job seekers to join their company. Image credit: PRIME Robotics Watch the interview: Listen to only the audio here: 🙏 Huge thanks to Nate Aswege, Vice President, Sales, and Marketing, PRIME Robotics: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nathanaswege/https://primerobotics.com/ Read more about Warehouse Robotics: https://www.mecharithm.com/warehouse-robotic-automation-everything-you-need-to-know/ Thanks for reading this post. You can access more Mecharithm news and robotics podcasts at the link below: https://www.mecharithm.com/category/mecharithm-news/ If you enjoyed…
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Warehouse Robotic Automation

Warehouse Robotic Automation

[BONUS] Download the nice PDF version of the lesson HERE! These are warehouse robots: Warehouse robotics changed the way work used to be done in warehouses. The rise of the COVID-19 pandemic revealed the weaknesses of systems and processes that relied only on physical presence, leading to a surge in automation. The rise of the COVID-19 pandemic changed the way the processes were previously done. Robots and automated systems replaced the processes that used to be done manually or through face-to-face interaction. The processes that used to be done manually or through face-to-face interaction rapidly switch towards automated processes. Automated…
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Automating the Thinning of Peach Orchards

Automating the Thinning of Peach Orchards

Researchers at Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI), led by Ai-Ping Hu, have developed an autonomous robot that can perform thinning of peach trees to produce bigger, sweeter, and healthier peaches. Image credit: Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) and Ai-Ping Hu Key features: LIDAR sensing system along with GPS is used for obstacle avoidance and navigation of the robot through the peach orcharda 3D camera is used to identify the peachlets that should be removedthe end-effector is a claw-like device suitable for pickingAI and deep learning methods can be utilized to enhance robot's image classification capabilities Image credit: Georgia Tech Research…
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A Bi-Rotor Drone from Cleo Robotics for Challenging Environments

A Bi-Rotor Drone from Cleo Robotics for Challenging Environments

Dronut® X1 from the Boston-based startup Cleo Robotics is a bi-rotor drone designed especially for environments where GPS fails to work. Image Credit: Cleo Robotics The main application of this drone is operating in difficult environments where the existing drones have challenges to operate in. Key features: bi-rotor instead of four!high maneuverabilitycan live stream high-definition videocan collect LiDAR data in ultra confined spaces and challenging environmentscan fly safely near people and around sensitive equipmentlittle to no training is needed due to its autonomy suiteit can operate at the max speed of 4 m/s12 mins of flight time40 mins of battery timeSensors…
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