Monday, 6 April 2015

Autonomous Update 2

For a robot to be autonomous it must be easy for others to operate it logging in and having to run some launch files is never going to work. The answer is upstart we tried this a few time but it never worked as expected. The version that comes with indigo works now to start Robbie you just have to turn him on. Then you can control Robbie with voice commands or Rviz off course with the greater reliance on voice commands we need to expand his capabilities.  One of the options is show time which demonstrates his capabilities in a continuous display, good for showing off  to visitors. Other commands will be included over time. The original NLTK is showing its age now Pattern_en shows a lot more promise but with a steeper learning curve