26 Jun '12, 6pm

Kids are using the IOIO to control competitive Roomba Create robots - pretty good, folks!

Kids are using the IOIO to control competitive Roomba Create robots - pretty good, folks!

IOIO + Roomba Create by hello_techie | June 26, 2012 | 10 comments Each year, Wintriss Techincal Schools , which teaches Java to kids starting in 5th grade, sponsors iARoC , the International Autonomous Robot Competition in San Diego. The objective of the event, which took place last weekend at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center in Balboa Park, is to build an autonomous robot that can find its way through a set of fixed obstacles, locate an Infra-Red and visible home station beacon, and activate a mechanical push-action switch at the home station. For the event, most kids use Roomba Create as a robot platform. In the past, they have also used the Sun SPOT controller and developed an interface board, so that the SPOT can communicate with the Create. This year, they modified the interface board so that it will also accommodate an Android phone via a IOIO . The robot also has...

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