Hi followers and friends,
after the last world championship passed an the team had enough time to regenerate, we wanted to bring you update about the current topics we are working on.
The biggest change happening at our framework at the moment, is the switch to ROS. Joining the Carpe Noctem framework with development taking place in the Impera project, we adapt our framework to the modules of the common robot operation system. As a result of the adaptation, our framework will be available in the ROS repositories in the future.
In related news, a real-time solver for non-linear constraint systems is integrated into our framework. Amongst other things, this enables an easier and even more dynamically description of robot positionings.
On the hardware side, some of us attached a robot arm and a laser scanner to one of our robots, reaching out from the soccer field to other domains. This platform might even be used to solve some of the RoboCup@Home tasks some day.
With best regards,