The Tekkotsu Robotics Development Environment

Ethan Tira-Thompson and David S. Touretzky
Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA-2011), Shanghai, China, May, 2011, pp. 6084-6089.


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Abstract
Tekkotsu has grown from a specialized framework for development on the Sony Aibo to a general purpose robotics development environment with support for a variety of hardware, algorithms for autonomous operation, virtual simulation, and associated curriculum for undergraduate education. This paper describes the implementation of these features, provides examples of their use in research and education, and draws a comparison with other popular open-source robotics frameworks.

Keywords
education, cross-platform, development, framework, vision, manipulation, navigation, simulation, aibo, calliope, chiara

Notes
Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Associated Lab(s) / Group(s): Tekkotsu Lab

Text Reference
Ethan Tira-Thompson and David S. Touretzky, "The Tekkotsu Robotics Development Environment," Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA-2011), Shanghai, China, May, 2011, pp. 6084-6089.

BibTeX Reference
@inproceedings{Tira-Thompson_2011_6947,
   author = "Ethan Tira-Thompson and David S Touretzky",
   title = "The Tekkotsu Robotics Development Environment",
   booktitle = "Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA-2011), Shanghai, China",
   pages = "6084-6089",
   month = "May",
   year = "2011",
}