Sek arrived today, the first full-time robotic member of Roboskel.

Hardware-wise, Sek is featured and will support a wide range of development and demonsration activities:

  • Hokuyo UTM 30LX laser range finder at the front
  • An array of eight sonar range finders around his body
  • An X-Box Kinect and an Andrea Superbeam mic mounted on a panning mast
  • Roboteq motor controller and odometry encoder
  • 6-axis IMU
  • Infrared range finders, located at the bottom of his hull, to detect stairs

As Sek is custom-made there is no ROS stack for him yet, and developing one will be Roboskel’s top priority at this stage.