The Pi-puck extension board: a Raspberry Pi interface for the e-puck robot platform

Millard, Alan, Joyce, Russel, Hilder, James A. , Fleseriu, Cristian, Newbrook, Leonard, Li, Wei, McDaid, Liam J. and David M., Halliday (2017) The Pi-puck extension board: a Raspberry Pi interface for the e-puck robot platform. In: UNSPECIFIED, Vancouver.

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This paper presents the Pi-puck extension board – an interface between the e-puck robot platform and a Raspberry Pi single-board computer that enhances the processing power, memory capacity, and networking capabilities of the robot at a low cost. It allows high-level control algorithms, wireless communication, and computationally expensive operations such as real-time image processing to be handled by a Raspberry Pi, while the e-puck’s microcontroller deals with low-level motor control and sensor interfacing. Although two similar extension boards for the e-puck robot platform already exist, they are now out-dated and expensive in comparison. Our open-source hardware design and supporting software infrastructure offer an inexpensive upgrade to the e-puck robot, transforming it into the Pi-puck – a modern and flexible new platform for mobile robotics research.

Divisions:College of Science > School of Computer Science
ID Code:43301
Deposited On:08 Dec 2020 11:45

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