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The Quanser QBot 2 for QUARC is an innovative open-architecture autonomous ground robot built on a Kobuki platform. Equipped with built-in sensors, a Microsoft® Kinect vision system, and accompanied by extensive courseware, the QBot 2 is ideally suited for teaching undergraduate and advanced robotics and mechatronics courses. The open-architecture control structure allows users to add other off-the-shelf sensors and customize the QBot 2 for their research in areas such as

Waiterbot 2 is the further developed version of the Waiterbot. Together with the automated vending machine – Arduino-powered – it is capable of autonomously delivery drinks to customers. The implemented control software is based on ROS and ROCON (Robotics in Concert).

Implmented to demonstrate Kobuki with embeded board on top. The robot rotates with green button pressed and starts to charge shooting power with red button. Once red button is released, kobuki get launched until it bumps.

Designed and implemented to use in robotics in concert demo. Yujin Robot have demonstrated Cafe delivery.
This custom kobuki design is used to deliver beverages and food.

First result of playing with Kobuki and Arduino
Usually Kobuki is controlled via the serial interface and using the provided C++ driver for Linux/Windows. In this example Kobuki’s firmware is running in an alternative control mode.
A simple random walker algorithm is running on the Arduino Uno board. Kobuki’s motor speeds are controlled via its analog inputs and bumper events are received through its digital outputs.

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