Ned is a robot based on Raspberry, Arduino & ROS. It uses ROS to make the interface between Hardware and high-level bindings.
On the following figure, you can see a global overview of the Niryo’s robot software in order to understand where are placed each part of the software.
ROS (Robot Operating System) is an Open-Source Robotic Framework which allows to ease robot software development. The framework is used in almost each part of Ned’s software.
The Stack is split into two parts:
- The High Level Packages (motion planner, vision, …), developed in Python to give good readability
- The Low Level Packages (drivers, hardware management, …), developed in C++ to ensure real time capabilities.
To learn more about ROS, go on Official ROS Wiki.