15 Feb '13, 1pm

An awesome, futuristic, all-in-one robot chassis

It seams like the 3D designer has made such a good job that most of the discussion are immediately moved in the body/mechanic domain. But, when you are saying “not particularly intriguing” did you also took in account what is “inside” of this pretty looking body? In particular, there are: * 4 sonars, light sensor, two video cameras, GPS receiver and pan-tilt compensated compass. * BeagleBoard xM which opens much wider range of possibilities compared to the typical micro-controller-based design or even slow ARM based boards. * Tuned Linux distribution (based on Angsgrom) with all required drivers, support for native compilation, etc. * Linux driver for motor control where Xenomai real-time kernel extension is used to improve latency and jitter. The driver implements precise PWM generation with GPIO and low-latency wheel encoders interrupt handling. In addition there is a PI...

Full article: http://hackaday.com/2013/02/15/an-awesome-futuristic-all-...

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