r50 This section shows you how to work with your R50 robot. These documents describe setting up and using the RoboKind software and R50 robots.

Robot Documentation

This section has documentation for the robot. The robot is easy to set up and use.
Review an introduction to your R50 Robot

Software Documentation

RoboKind has software that it distributes with the R50 Robot.

You can use this software to program the robot, to give it actions to do,
and to simulate the robot on your computer. To use this software, you will need to install the Platform. This is a set of supporting services on the operating system. At present, Debian-based (Ubuntu, Mint), and Arch Linux distributions are supported, along with Microsoft Windows Vista and 7. The software is the same for both Windows and Linux, but installing the supporting software (the Platform) is slightly different.

    • Linux Platform: Setting up the Platform for Linux.
    • Windows Platform: Setting up the Platform for Windows.
    • Avatar: A virtual 3D android that you can program and interact with as you would a RoboKind robot.
    • Workshop: A workshop to help you create and play animations.
      It contains numerous tools for playing animations and interacting with the robot.
    • Integrated Development Environment: The NetBeans development environment allows you to use the API to create new programs for the robot.
    • RoboKind API: The RoboKind API is our application programming
      interface for the robot. It lets you communicate with the robot. The different libraries give access to different parts of the robot.

Other Information

  • The University of Sheffield in England has a document on their experience with the R50 here.
    This document was written by Lianne Meah.
  • Here is a .zip file containing information about the R50’s construction, layout, kinematics and dynamics. Right-click and select Save Link As… to download.