“Padre Balistico” a (hopefully) fast line follower robot

Spending time with the guys at Officine Robotiche (a huge thank to Stefano Artigianato Robotico),  i've discovered the world of line followers. Apparently simple robots whose ultimate goal is to, guess what, follow a line 🙂 This simple task involves several issues: reading sensors to determine the line displacement; employing a control algorithm to determine the movement vector; motor control; several … Continue reading “Padre Balistico” a (hopefully) fast line follower robot

Foldable quad for ROS integration experiments

I'm shortly going to work integrating the OpenPilot telemetry with ROS. Main (long term) focus is indoor positioning and navigation. This is a quick mockup of the craft that will be used. Plates are going to be rebuilt to better host everything   The reference platform  is made by OpenPilot Revolution flight controller; OpenPilot GPSV9 with … Continue reading Foldable quad for ROS integration experiments