Posted by Radu B. Rusu |
Our friends and colleagues from MIT built a robot called Bilibot, that uses OpenNI compatible cameras, PCL and ROS, with the purpose to both push the boundaries of technology and train future generations of researchers. Bilibot joins other cheap robotic platforms, including Willow Garage's Turtlebot, in an attempt to create a robotics platform for exploration and create a community of robotics enthusiasts.
The Point Cloud Library allows Bilibot to process the enormous volume of 3D data. Check http://www.bilibot.com/node/36 for more information.