R2P (Rapid Robot Prototyping) is a modular HW/SW system, developed at AIRLab, which enables to assembly the electronics of a robot in few hours. Each HW module implements a functionality for a robot (e.g., motor control, IMU, sensor data colection, WI-FI, GPS, …) and includes an ARM processor that runs a real-time operating system. All modules are connected via CAN bus on which a real-time protocol has been implemented. Modules can also be integrated in the micro-ROS environment that we have developed and that can connect them as ROS nodes to a ROS-based system.
R2P modules are now available from Nova Labs, a spinoff we started in 2015.
Contact Person: Andrea Bonarini