Hobbyists can program new robot from iRobot itself




The company has announced the iRobot Create two, a robot vacuum cleaner-like robot that can be customized by hobbyists. For example, can be adapted, among other things, the movements of the Create 2, as well as the sounds and the ‘behavior’ of the robot vacuum cleaner.

The Create 2 according to the manufacturer made ​​specifically for curious hobbyists and tweak both hardware and software. So the robot via a serial-to-USB cable to a PC can Aduino or Raspberry Pi are coupled to be programmed while the Create 2 also wirelessly send. Also on the housing of the robot with markings indicating where modifications are possible.

IRobot provides a number of example projects along, including 3D files that can be used to manufacture accessories with a 3D printer. Also, there will be software available to manipulate the movements of the robot and to make other modifications by software.

The manufacturer wants the Create two themselves, they need to stimulate students with products like mobile robots to get started. The Create 2 is available in the US this month for $ 200, or 162 euros.


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