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Bilibot has a shiny new robot body!

Bilibot recently got a brand new look, with the help of a mechanically gifted student here at MIT. The idea was to put the kinect higher, and further back on the robot so it can see more, and be less limited by the 50cm minimum range. The results turned out quite nicely.

The First Test

I got all the parts recently, and have gotten all the systems up and running. The results were a bit surprising...

I recorded the compile times for various ROS libraries, (using the unix 'time' utility) so here is a taste of the benchmarking to come:


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