If you don’t have sensors …

use your smartphone to give your robot senses, so it can see where it’s going. Almost any smartphone – even a $30 device – is like a box with sensors. All these sensors can be used for a robot. A sensor like a camera to capture images, the accelerometer and gyro to drive the robot, and the pressure and proximity sensors for any other application.

Husarion, the company behind CORE2, has been developing an Android application that makes available the smartphone sensor readings through a ROS node.

The application is called hNode and creates a network between the smartphone, the robot, a laptop with ROS and the Husarion cloud.

I’m not sure, but to work in this way, most probably the robot should use the CORE2-ROS (running ROS) controller. More details here.

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