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The iRobot Create is a programmable robot based on the Roomba vacuuming robot. Users can program it using the iRobot Open Interface.

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iRobot Roomba compatible with ROS2 other than the Create?

I plan to buy an iRobot to test ROS2, but the Create 3 not available in my country, import tax and shipping cost may very high, also sometime custom will reject the import. But many other model from ...
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iRobot matlab simulator: robot getting stuck in wall boundaries and not moving anywhere

I am using the iRobot Create simulator in matlab and I used sonar sensors on the robot for wall following but during the autonomous run but it got stuck in a corner. Please help me with this problem I ...
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Minimum distance that can be measured using Rplidar A1M8

can you please explain what is the minimum distance that can be measured using RPliadr A1M8
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Trying to get started with iRobot Create2 - need help reading sensors

I'm getting started helping high school students learn about robotics and we're trying to interface a Raspberry Pi 4 to the iRobot Create 2. I've got them started with some sample code for moving the ...
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Thinking of getting a Roomba, which model is the most hackable?

I'm potentially getting a Roomba vacuum robot as a gift, and I was wondering which model might be the best to go with? I would like it to clean, but I'm by nature a tinkerer and will definitely be ...
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Getting A Head Start With iRobot Create3 (ROS2)

With the announcement of the iRobot Create3 "with ROS2 support", and to get a head start playing with it, iRobot has some create3 GitHub repos: https://github.com/iRobotEducation/...
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Off the shelf way to power jetson nano and xavier from iRobot Create 2

I'm making an indoor companion bot, but requirement is that it easily traverse thick carpet, which is common all across the US in houses. Seems no better platform than 'Roomba' which was designed for ...
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How can I control an Irobot Create using Jetson Nano?

I have an irobot create 4400 model and I'm trying to use a jetson nano to send commands to it. I want to try this example that turns on the play led. I connected the tx and rx and gnd ports from J41 ...
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Now Unable to Communicate with Create2 and Getting repeated Bat: messages via the serial port

After hooking up my Raspberry Pi4 to the Create2 for the second time, I am now unable to communicate with the Create2. When I open minicom on the pi I see the following messages repeated on the screen....
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How do you send multiple data bytes to Irobot Roomba via python serial

So I'm trying to send commands to my Roomba Discovery via python serial and it works fine as long as it only requires the command opcode. The commands that require additional data bytes (like specific ...
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Is this encoder error expected?

I'm working with the iRobot Create 2. When I read the encoder count and sum it for total, I'm able to do so without apparent error. I've used this to 'successfully' estimate position combining with ...
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Does the roomba 675 have the same open interface spec and as the roomba create 2?

I see that the create 2 spec says it is based on the roomba 600 series, but I don't know if they are the same or if I should expect differences. I want to send it a command to get it to turn around ...
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iRobot Create 2 - bypassing fuse for serial port power, other current limitations?

I've recently acquired a Create 2 and want to power a Raspberry Pi (and potentially other sensors/motors) off of the serial port. I've seen the official recommendations (e.g. power from the motor ...
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Create2: Getting strange data reading sensor data

I am new to Create2 and I hope someone can help me. I have a problem with reading the sensor data or the data I get. I have setup a nodeJS application running on a Raspberry PI 3B+. Sending data (e.g: ...
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Connecting to iRobot Create 2 serial port over WebUSB

I am attempting to connect to the supplied USB serial cable that came with iRobot Create 2 from Chromium 78.0.3904.108 (32-bit) on a Raspberry Pi 4. From lsusb, I ...
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irobot create 2: random changes in driving speed

I am trying to make the Create2 dance a specific choreography. I´m not using the sensors, I just let it drive and turn for a specific amount of time. In general it works fine. But after working with ...
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ROS Laser Scan rotates with the robot in RVIZ

I am currently working on developing a ROS application for autonomous navigation using AMCl. I am first trying to get move_base to work before continuing with AMCL. ...
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Connecting iRobot Create 2 with Arduino; Unable to interface with iRobot using Arduino

Over the past month since I bought iRobot Create 2, I have failed to establish communication between the Arduino and iRobot Create 2. I will describe my hardware setup and my Arduino code, then ask ...
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Directly tapping Create2 battery through vacuum brush

Problem Overview: our project consists of an iRobot Create2, a RaspberryPi 4 and a YDLIDAR X4. The RaspberryPi is powered from the Create2 serial port. We tried to power the lidar from the RaspberryPi,...
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Roomba iRobot Create 2 Open Interface, is there a way to turn off vacuum motor while the robot is docking?

I am able to control every desired aspect of my robot, except for vacuum motor which seems to be turned on for some reason every time I send Seek Dock (code ...
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Estimation of pitch, roll, yaw angles: synthesis of an observer or IMU?

Dear Robotics Specialists, I want to contact you for advice. I am developing a control system for complex parallel mechanisms like what I presented in this thread. Formulas for calculating the ...
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How do you create a log of create_autonomy published messages?

I'm completely new to robotics and software as a hobby. I've got my irobot create2 up and running and I'm trying to create a log file for specific messages in "create_autonomy" https://github.com/...
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URDF_model_for_Create 2

Can someone has the URDF model for the Create 2.0 from iRobot, I need to simulate at Gazebo the robot and simulate the laserscan with the robot, I would like to know if someone know about something of ...
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Can I screw directly into the iRobot Create 2 chassis rather than using the mounting holes indicated on the green cover?

Hi I'm trying to mount a few things to the iRobot Create 2 and I wanted to secure it to the robot in a better way than the holes indicated on the green cover! Because once I drill does holes, how am I ...
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Waking up Roomba over serial

I've been trying to mod an old Roomba 400 series (model #4220) by adding a Raspberry Pi to it. I have the Raspberry Pi communicating over serial with the EZSync018 cable. I have everything working, ...
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Very high value readings for light bumpers

I am reading out the values for the light bumpers on the Icreate2 robot. According to the manual, these values should be in the range 0-4095. Whenever I read out these values, they start out as well-...
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problem roomba 500 power saving scheduler

anybody experienced problem with power saving and scheduler command? I have roomba 521 with last firmware updated via OSMO, so now it has also power saving feature. I have problem with scheduler ...
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iRobot Create 2 opcodes, data bytes and Realterm

I recently purchased an iRobot Create 2. To connect to it, I am using RealTerm Although I can send opcode commands that do not require a Data Byte (128, 173, 133, etc), I cannot figure out the format ...
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iRobot Create2 Programmable Robot: what is already in the robot

I want to buy the programmable iRobot Create2 and I have some questions about: The "autonomous navigation" with obstacle avoidance is just implemented in the robot when I'll buy it? And what about ...
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Does the Create 2 have the roomba room mapping software?

My understanding is that the Roomba has a sophisticated room mapping capability. Does the create 2 include that capability and is it usable by the hobbyist?
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How to send commands to iRobot Create 2?

I bought a iRobot Create 2 last week and it does not have any manual to control from my computer, so I have two questions: How can I send commands to my iRobot Create 2? And what programs can I do?
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Meaning of Roomba's charging states

I added an Arduino to control a Roomba 615 (similar to iRobot Create 2). The Arduino is communicating with Roomba through the Mini-DIN connector with the Open Interface. While Roomba is docked and in ...
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problem of power on PIN 1 and PIN 2 of DIN connector of Roomba 521

I notice there is a problem of power on PIN 1 and PIN 2 of DIN connector of Roomba 521...I have only 0,5 V but it's expected 12V...motherboard damaged?
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e6 Stock to Create Platform?

Can a new iRobot Roomba e6 (WiFi enabled, scheduling robot) be hacked like the iRobot Create, while allowing it to do a bit of vacuuming during non programming time?
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3D template for irobot-create [duplicate]

Does anyone know where I can find the template of the face plate for the Create 2.0? I would like to print or laser-cut.
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Not able to communicate with Roomba with serial port

I have an IRobot Roomba model number 565 and I am trying to control it with a Wemos D1 mini with Roomba's OI. I connected the TX and RX pins from my FTDI adapter to the Roombas RX and TX and I can ...
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Roomba Create 2: how to convert steering angle to radius?

I want to set the steering angle for Roomba Create 2, and as far as I understand I can do this by setting a turning radius for the Roomba Create 2. My question is: How to convert steering angle to ...
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Where can I buy iRobot Create? [closed]

I'm looking to buy iRobot Create, I can't find it on Amazon or any other place. I'm in Chile, would there be any shipping options?
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Roomba stops responding to commands on the OI

So I just received my roomba create 2. I have managed to read and send commands to the roomba using the OI and an Arduino. I also got it to move using the USB cable provided by iRobot and the tethered ...
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Can't get iRobot Create to respond

We have an iRobot Create connected to a Win 10 PC with the cable supplied with the unit. We have followed the instructions here: http://www.robotappstore.com/Knowledge-Base/How-to-Use-a-RealTerm-...
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iRobot 600 series OI wake from sleep via BRC

I have attached an Adafruit Circuit Playground Express to my Roomba OI, and after manually waking it up I am able to successfully send opcode commands based on the Roomba OI Manual. I can even start, ...
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What are the prerequisites for entering into robotics?

I'm doing my Engineering in Electronics, what subjects which I need to specialize in order get into robotics and also suggest additional things I have to study
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iRobot Create 2 Wake over Serial on Rpi

So this thread is similiar to this one: IRobot Create 2: Powering Up after Sleep All except I am trying to do this on an RPi. I have followed these intstruction: https://www.irobotweb.com/-/media/...
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Turning a Roomba 980 into a Create

I have an old 980 that I want to turn into a Create. Is this possible? I've seen some posts that seem to indicate that it is, and I'm wondering if there are any more up to date instructions on how to ...
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Driving the iRobot Create 2 straight

I am attempting to make the iRobot Create 2 drive in a straight line using the opcode 137 with the parameters specified in the OI documentation. "Straight = 32768 or 32767 = 0x8000 or 0x7FFF" I have ...
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Does Someone have the Deco Cover Drill Template of the iRobot Create 2?

I am developing a robot with the iRobot Create 2, and I need to built a structure over it, because of that I am looking for the Drilling Template to help me. I already looked in the oficial webpage ...
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Missing links in Create 2 documentation [closed]

The latest edition of Servo Magazine clued me to the existence of the Create2. So one is now on the way and I've begun downloading the documentation. The problem is that the doc's which are dated ...
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Get data without command anything from Roomba Create 2

I use Arduino Uno R3 connected to the Roomba Create 2 as in this picture All the output commands for Arduino work fine but I have a problem from reading data from Create 2 sensors: I get invalid/...
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iRobot Create 2 Flash CRC message

In testing my iRobot Create 2, I discovered that the following message is being sent periodically over the serial interface: " Flash CRC successful: 0x0 (0x0)". Is this expected behavior or am I ...
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iRobot Create 2 - How did I get weird data from the serial port?

I'm new to Roomba Create2. I just want the program to send and receive data of the bumper sensor only. I tried this code on an Arduino Uno: ...
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