Paying Project: Telepresence Robot Code

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Paying Project: Telepresence Robot Code

Post by Brittgriscom » Wed Jul 13, 2011 12:37 am

I am trying to make a telepresence robot that would connect a remote user with a tablet on a iRobot Create in such a way that the user could drive the Create around while skyping on the tablet. In general, it would look like this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CzfruONWUa4

The code to program the Create would have to be written in C or C++, but the code to connect the remote user to the iPad and Create could probably be written in LiveCode.

I need this done, and I'm prepared to pay someone to write the code for me.

Interested?
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Re: Telepresence Robot Code

Post by Mark » Wed Jul 13, 2011 10:01 am

Hi,

Do you have the API documentation for the robot?

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Re: Telepresence Robot Code

Post by Brittgriscom » Wed Jul 13, 2011 3:15 pm

The robot should be coming in the mail soon. I will let you know.

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Re: Telepresence Robot Code

Post by BvG » Wed Jul 13, 2011 3:35 pm

Note that you probably will get better answers to very detailed questions on the forum, instead of a broad "does random hardware work with this software?". But in general, LoveCode can do serial, sockets (local and over networks (this includes http and ftp built in)) and also use the command line as graphical frontend. All these ways of course have advantages and disadvantages in their implementations.

The manuals for your robot can be found here:
http://www.irobot.com/hrd_right_rail/cr ... nuals.html

It seems there's a C interface, which you can use via an external. However, probably easier is to use the serial port, which seems to be documented well.

Another interesting information would be how to get inputs on the tablet to the robot. Generally, tablets do not have serial connectors, and one can't install drivers. So for example you'd either need to have an additional small computer where drivers are installed, and the tablet and that computer communicate trough wi-fi. Maybe the robot itself has some wireless command access via serial bluetooth? Obviously I only skimmed the documentation, after all, finding out these things should be your job ;)
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Re: Telepresence Robot Code

Post by Brittgriscom » Thu Jul 14, 2011 3:46 am

I will almost certainly need someone else to write the code for me, and I'm willing to pay for it.

Interested?

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