|International Journal of Applied Information Systems|
|Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA|
|Volume 4 - Number 10|
|Year of Publication: 2012|
|Authors: Abhijit Makhal, Manish Raj, Karan Singh, Rajan Singh, Pavan Chakraborty, G. C. Nandi|
Abhijit Makhal, Manish Raj, Karan Singh, Rajan Singh, Pavan Chakraborty, G. C. Nandi . ATOM- A Low-Cost Mobile Manipulation Platform for Research and Testing. International Journal of Applied Information Systems. 4, 10 ( December 2012), 1-7. DOI=10.5120/ijais12-450765
This paper represents the technique of developing a ROS (Robot Operating System) based low cost mobile manipulator. Additionally, the contemporary commercial and custom ROS-based mobile manipulators have been discussed. In this paper, we have discussed how the performance of the high-end mobile manipulation platforms can be partially achieved by a low-cost custom made module implementing the basic packages of ROS. The architecture and till to date development on the platform-ATOM (Autonomous Testbed of Mobile Manipulation) has been also shown.