This week prof. Stefano Stramigioli is guest in the TV-program / webcast “Universiteit van Nederland” and will be explainging and showing the PIRATE pipe inspection robot. The series can be seen on youtube as well.
Preparations are being made for the first ‘blind’ test in a network. Visualisation of the robot data and camera feed is being done by Mark in rviz, a visualisation package for ROS. So far the results look impressive: PirateViz(1)
Mark did again an excellent job in showing and explaining the robots during the ‘open house‘ of the University, October 4th. The robotics lab and the project remain very popular! (picture: Jan Broenink)