EMYS tutorials

EMYS tutorials: Setting up
This movie shows how to connect all connectors and prepare your computer to work with EMYS. http://www.doc.flash-robotics.com
EMYS tutorials: Software installation
This movie shows how to install all EMYS' drivers, software and how to run system control engine. http://www.doc.flash-robotics.com
EMYS tutorials: Starting robot
This movie shows how to run EMYS' control system and few simple programming examples. http://www.doc.flash-robotics.com

FLASH tutorials

FLASH tutorials: Hardware overview (part 1)
The control system of FLASH MKII social robot is build with FLASH-BUS™ series modules and backplane. The system enables control of a mobile platform and two 7 DoF arms and provides a communication layer between various components. The flexibility of FLASH-BUS™-based system allows to connect a wide array of external components such as motors, sensors, computers, audio devices, etc. It is a completely redundant and secure control and monitoring system. It is a perfect idea for a physically com...
FLASH tutorials: Hardware overview (part 2)
The final design of FLASH™ was preceded by an experimental assessment of the robot’s appearance and of the level of his acceptance by humans. Another important design assumption made for FLASH™ is modularity, both of hardware and of software. The design had to face a number of challenges, like consistency of appearance and behavior, perception and interaction, emotion expression, and learning. The final size, appearance, and functions of FLASH™ reflect a balance between human expectation...
FLASH tutorials: Hardware overview (part 3)
The final design of FLASH™ was preceded by an experimental assessment of the robot’s appearance and of the level of his acceptance by humans. Another important design assumption made for FLASH™ is modularity, both of hardware and of software. The design had to face a number of challenges, like consistency of appearance and behavior, perception and interaction, emotion expression, and learning. The final size, appearance, and functions of FLASH™ reflect a balance between human expectation...
FLASH tutorials: Transportation
This tutorial shows how to transport FLASH and how to use handle tools. www.doc.flash-robotics.com
FLASH tutorials: Starting up
This tutorial shows how to safely start FLASH. It contains also explanation of status screen and some tips how to cope with errors. www.doc.flash-robotics.com
FLASH tutorials: Robot programming
This movie shows how to run FLASH's control system and few simple programming examples. It contains a presentation of robot navigation. www.doc.flash-robotics.com
FLASH tutorials: Robot navigation
Robot FLASH navigation trial. ARNL (ARIA) from MobileRobots was adopted to run with FLASH.

Programming tutorials

Introduction to URBI programming
This tutorial shows what is the URBI software and how to use them to control social robots like FLASH or EMYS. www.doc.flash-robotics.com
UKinect module for URBI, Robot FLASH (EMYS head)
Kinect is a low cost device for 3D measurements that provides both 2D colour image and structured light based depth map. The depth sensor range is limited to the 0,4 -- 4m. Moreover Kinect is equipped with 4 microphone array, 3-axis accelerometer and a motor to control the tilt angle of the sensor head. Communication with this sensor is based on a popular USB interface. The manufacturer of the depth map technology is PrimeSense [http://www.primesense.com]. The Kinect for Windows software develop...
Urbi: a new parallel & event-driven script language for robotics, games and more
Google Tech Talks July 7, 2008 ABSTRACT Urbi is a middleware for concurrent and distributed programming, based on a new parallel and event-driven script language called 'urbiScript'. Using a familiar and easy-to-use syntax, the language offers several concurrent abstractions rooted in the language semantics, together with an integrated scheduler and a distributed component architecture called UObject, based on C++ or Java. urbiScript acts as an orchestrator to build interactions/behavior...
Urbi Open Source - the universal open source software platform for robotics
Here is a short video presenting Urbi Open Source and its core concepts (parallelism, event based programming, tags...) more in formation on www.urbiforge.org
Gostai Studio Quickstart
Here is a video exposing Gostai Studio's concepts and a short tutorial to get started.
Gostai Lab - GUI creator for robotics
Gostai Lab is a GUI creator to control and monitor any robot or complex system. More information available on www.gostai.com
SLAM, Navigation and Path planning using URBI and Karto with a wifibot robot
Based on a custom Wifibot lab robot (www.wifibot.com) using an Hokuyo laser, we can do mapping, navigation and path planning with obstacle avoidance using URBI (http://www.gostai.com/) technology and Karto (http://www.kartorobotics.com/) in real time.

 

 

EMYS and FLASH are Open Source and distributed according to the GPL v2.0 © Rev. 0.9.1, 15.05.2017

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