Open Source Telepresence

We have tested the Double Robotics telepresence robot in the past, but I’m trying to avoid going down a bit of an open source telepresence rabbit hole today.  Documenting some sites and code to explore later…

Double Robotics: Double gives you a physical presence at work or school when you can’t be there in person. (not open-source)

https://www.doublerobotics.com/

warp-os: open-source telepresence robot operating system

https://github.com/adawarp/warp-os

Building a Telepresence Robot Based on an open-source Robot Operating System and Android

https://ascc.okstate.edu/sites/default/files/papers/HaDo_Craig_TACS_2012_Updated.pdf

OhmniLabs Launches First Open Telepresence Robotics Platform

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/ohmnilabs-launches-first-open-telepresence-robotics-platform-300653898.html

Telepresence Robot

https://hackaday.io/project/2338-telepresence-robot

Willow Garage Creates Awesome Open Source Telepresence Robots

https://singularityhub.com/2010/02/04/willow-garage-creates-awesome-open-source-telepresence-robots-video/#sm.0010bvwsg1am6d8dvpw2a9i64gjsm

world’s cheapest telepresence robot project

https://github.com/start-jsk/telemba

 

Autonomous Delivery

George Mason is sharing the details of an automated food delivery service on campus.

A fleet of Starship Robots
A fleet of Starship Robots

These are the same bots that had at one point been slated to be navigating Austin’s streets.  Good to see Starship Technologies still plugging away at the problem.

Still curious how we could use the work in this area to change the way libraries transport our volumes around our campuses.

update 2019-02-04:

Adding a link to Amazon Scout:

Meet Scout: Field testing a new delivery system with Amazon Scout.
https://blog.aboutamazon.com/transportation/meet-scout

And also to LG CLOI:

A robot that actively engages with people, providing information
and services such as escort, ordering, delivery, shopping and cleaning.

https://www.lg.com/global/lg-thinq-appliances/cloi

How does a small robot get around an interior space?

We’ll need a robot navigation system that will allow it to get around the inside of the library and roam the stacks.

Open Autonomous Domestic Robots – An open source system for domestic cleaning robots using low-cost hardware

Build your own friend

How to build a robot that “sees” with $100 and TensorFlow

Carmen Robot Navigation Toolkit

Mobile Robot Navigation on Partially Known Maps using a Fast A Star Algorithm Version

Mobile Robot Vision Navigation & Localization Using Gist and Saliency

Indoor Robot Navigation by Landmark Tracking

Robot Navigation