eBug - An open robotics platform for teaching and research

Nicholas D'Ademo, Wen Lik Dennis Lui, Wai Ho Li, Y. Ahmet Şekercioǧlu, Tom Drummond

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The eBug is a low-cost and open robotics platform designed for undergraduate teaching and academic research in areas such as multimedia smart sensor networks, distributed control, mobile wireless communication algorithms and swarm robotics. The platform is easy to use, modular and extensible. Thus far, it has been used in a variety of applications, including an eight-hour demonstration managed by undergraduates at the Monash University Open Day. This paper describes both the eBug hardware and software which is in the process of being open-sourced online. The paper also highlights several research applications of the eBug, including its use in a wireless control testbed and as the eyeBug; an eBug that senses the world in real-time using the Microsoft Kinect.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2011 Australasian Conference on Robotics and Automation (ACRA 2011)
EditorsWai Ho Li
Place of PublicationMelbourne Vic Australia
PublisherAustralian Robotics and Automation Association (ARAA)
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9780980740424
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventAustralasian Conference on Robotics and Automation 2011 - Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 7 Dec 20119 Dec 2011


ConferenceAustralasian Conference on Robotics and Automation 2011
Abbreviated titleACRA 2011
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