iRobot's Smartest Developer Platform, Now with ROS 2 and Python Support
The launch of Create 3 coincides with National Robotics Week, which began
"iRobot is committed to delivering STEM tools to all levels of the educational community, empowering the next generation of engineers, scientists and enthusiasts to do more," said
With ROS 2 support, forget about building the platform, and focus on your application:
The next generation of iRobot's affordable and trusted all-in-one mobile robot development platform, Create 3 brings a variety of new functionalities to users, including compatibility with ROS 2, an industry-standard software for roboticists worldwide. Robots require many different components, such as actuators, sensors and control systems, to communicate with each other in order to work. ROS 2 enables this communication, allowing students to speed up the development of their project by focusing more on their core application rather than the platform itself. Learning ROS 2 also gives students valuable experience that many companies are seeking from robotics developers.
Expand your coding skills even further with Python support:
iRobot also released a
With more smarts, Create 3 lets you do more:
As a connected robot, Create 3 comes equipped with Wi-Fi, Ethernet-over-USB host, and Bluetooth. Create 3 is also equipped with a suite of intelligent technology, including an inertial measurement unit (IMU), optical floor tracking sensor, wheel encoders, and infrared sensors for autonomous localization, navigation, and telepresence applications. Additionally, the robot includes cliff, bump and slip detection, along with LED lights and a speaker.
A 3D simulation of Create 3 is also available using Ignition Gazebo for increased access to robotics education and research.
Create 3 Pricing and Availability
Create 3 is available immediately in the US and
iRobot Education Python Web Playground Availability
For more information:
Create 3 photos, videos and information can be found at: http://media.irobot.com/media-kits.
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1 Create 3 does not have vacuuming hardware.
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