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PyRobot is a light weight, high-level interface which provides hardware independent APIs for robotic manipulation and navigation. This repository also contains the low-level stack for LoCoBot, a low cost mobile manipulator hardware platform.

What can you do with PyRobot?

Installation

Installing both PyRobot and LoCoBot dependencies

  • Install Ubuntu 16.04

  • Download the installation script

    sudo apt update
    sudo apt-get install curl
    curl 'https://raw.githubusercontent.com/facebookresearch/pyrobot/master/robots/LoCoBot/install/locobot_install_all.sh' > locobot_install_all.sh
  • Run the script to install everything (ROS, realsense driver, etc.).

If you want to use real LoCoBot robot, please run the following command: Please connect the nuc machine to a realsense camera before running the following commands.

#-t Decides the type of installation. Available Options: full or sim_only
#-p Decides the python version for pyRobot. Available Options: 2 or 3
chmod +x locobot_install_all.sh
./locobot_install_all.sh -t full -p 2

If you want to use simulated LoCoBot in Gazebo only, please run the following commands instead:

#-t Decides the type of installation. Available Options: full or sim_only
#-p Decides the python version for pyRobot. Available Options: 2 or 3
chmod +x locobot_install_all.sh 
./locobot_install_all.sh -t sim_only -p 2

Note: To install Python 3 compatible PyRobot, modify -p 2 to -p 3 in the above commands.

Installing just PyRobot

  • Install Ubuntu 16.04

  • Install ROS kinetic

  • Install PyRobot

    cd ~
    mkdir -p low_cost_ws/src
    cd ~/low_cost_ws/src
    source ~/${virtualenv_name}/bin/activate
    git clone --recurse-submodules https://github.com/facebookresearch/pyrobot.git
    cd pyrobot/
    chmod +x install_pyrobot.sh
    ./install_pyrobot.sh -p 2  #For python3, modify the argumet to -p 3 

Warning: As realsense keeps updating, compatibility issues might occur if you accidentally update realsense-related packages from Software Updater in ubuntu. Therefore, we recommend you not to update any libraries related to realsense. Check the list of updates carefully when ubuntu prompts software udpates.

Getting Started

Please refer to pyrobot.org and locobot.org

The Team

Adithya Murali, Tao Chen, Dhiraj Gandhi, Kalyan Vasudev, Lerrel Pinto, Saurabh Gupta and Abhinav Gupta. We would also like to thank everyone who has helped PyRobot in any way.

Future features

We are planning several features, namely:

  • Interfacing with other simulators like AI Habitat
  • Gravity compensation
  • PyRobot interface for UR5

Citation

@article{pyrobot2019,
  title={PyRobot: An Open-source Robotics Framework for Research and Benchmarking},
  author={Adithyavairavan Murali and Tao Chen and Kalyan Vasudev Alwala and Dhiraj Gandhi and Lerrel Pinto and Saurabh Gupta and Abhinav Gupta},
  journal={arXiv preprint arXiv:1906.08236},
  year={2019}
}

License

PyRobot is under MIT license, as found in the LICENSE file.

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