TurtleBot

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TurtleBot
DeveloperCommunity
Written inVarious (Notably C++ and Python)
OS familyROS
Working stateCurrent (TurtleBot 2)
Source modelopen source, open source hardware
Initial release2011; 12 years ago (2011)
Marketing targetPersonal robots, mobile robots
Default
user interface
Many
LicenseBSD, OSHW Statement of Principles and Definition v1.0

TurtleBot is a personal robot kit with open source software. It was created at Willow Garage by Melonee Wise and Tully Foote in November 2010.[1]

The TurtleBot kit consists of a mobile base, 3D Sensor, laptop computer, and the TurtleBot mounting hardware kit. In addition to the kit, the TurtleBot SDK is available online.[2]

Technology[edit]

TurtleBot 1[edit]

TurtleBot 1 consists of an iRobot Create base, a 3000 mAh battery pack, a TurtleBot power board with gyro, a Kinect sensor, an Asus 1215N laptop with a dual core processor, and a hardware mounting kit attaching everything together and adding future sensors.

TurtleBot 2[edit]

A TurtleBot 2

TurtleBot 2 consists of an YUJIN Kobuki base, a 2200 mAh battery pack, a Kinect sensor, an Asus 1215N laptop with a dual core processor, fast charger, and a hardware mounting kit attaching everything together and adding future sensors.

TurtleBot 3[edit]

A Turtlebot 3

Turtlebot 3, announced and developed in collaboration with ROBOTIS and Open Source Robotics Foundation, is the smallest and cheapest of its generation.[3] It has outstanding structural expansion capability due to ROBOTIS’ renowned modular structure with the DYNAMIXEL.

Community[edit]

TurtleBot has been used by research labs for doing multi-robot research and human robot interaction research.Many universities are also using the TurtleBot to teach introductory robotics courses.[4][5][6]

Licensing[edit]

TurtleBot is a licensed trademark that is maintained by the Open Source Robotics Foundation. The Open Source Robotics Foundation licenses the use of the TurtleBot trademark for manufacturing and distributing TurtleBot branded products.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Interview: TurtleBot Inventors Tell Us Everything About the Robot". IEEE Spectrum.
  2. ^ "turtlebot". Open Source Robotics Foundation. Retrieved 20 November 2014.
  3. ^ "Robotis and OSRF Announce TurtleBot 3: Smaller, Cheaper, and Modular". IEEE Spectrum.
  4. ^ "University of South Carolina: CSCE574 Robotics". University of South Carolina.
  5. ^ "Johns Hopkins University: ME530707". Johns Hopkins University.
  6. ^ "School of Engineering Students Leading Robotics Research at St. Thomas". University of St. Thomas.
  7. ^ "Become a TurtleBot Manufacturer or Distributor". Open Source Robotics Foundation.

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