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


  1. hello peter i follow your work because you have the same way like me with your robot and my robot mixt many pieces
    but i dont receive your news i dont understand

    1. Thank for the comment Amby
      what news are you talking about ?
      I think i lost the meaning in translation?

  2. Hi Peter, I'm Dash.

    I'm interested in the work you've done with this project + its integration to ROS. Specifically, the InMoov project. I'd like to contact you for more details on how you did it, what the costs were, some pain points, etc.

    You can see the stuff I work on at

    let's see if we can work together on the software side once I get a physical model up and running =).

    I tried finding your contact details but they weren't anywhere. Contact me at