Arduino is an open source electronics prototyping platform based on flexible, easy-to-use hardware and software. It's intended for artists, designers, hobbyists, and anyone interested in creating interactive objects or environments.
The following image shows how an Arduino board looks:
ROS can use this type of device with the
rosserial package. Basically, Arduino is connected to the computer using a serial connection, and data is transmitted using this port. With
rosserial, you can also use a lot of devices controlled by a serial connection, for example, GPS and servo controllers.
First, we need to install ...