UCD Robotics

UCD Robotics Open Day

Thursday, February 9, 2012

UCD Robotics Day Logo

The UCD Robotics Group is proud to announce the first UCD Robotics Open Day sponsored by the UCD School of Computer Science & Informatics, the Clarity Centre for Sensor Web Technologies and the European robotic project RUBICON.

On February 9th 2012, we are opening our labs and robots to students from schools and universities, as well as the Irish robotics and general academic community in the form of lab tours, hands-on demonstrations and invited talks featuring robotics researchers from all over Ireland.

 For more information, please see our UCD Robotics Open Day page.

The Ubirobot laboratory at the CLARITY Centre for Sensor Web Technology in Ireland is a testbed integrating a collective of mobile robots with a wireless sensor network and a number of portable devices. This hybrid testbed is hosted at the School of Computer Science and Informatics at University College Dublin, (UCD), and also avails itself of the laboratory facilities hosted in Dublin City University (DCU) and Tyndall, Cork. The testbed provides a service for all researchers interested in developing ubiquitous robot applications. 

The UbiRobot test-bed integrates and extends some pre-existing facilities hosted in UCD, specifically:

  • WSN of 70 Berkeley motes measuring humidity, light  and temperature.
  • 10 mobile robots, equipped with an array of state of the art sensors, including USB cameras, laser range finders, sonar, infrared, odometers and bumpers. Each robot carries a mote able to measure ambient variables which is also
    • equipped with 3-axis accelerometers, magnetometer, compass, and microphone.
    • variable number of Internet gateways.
    • variable number of PDAs and mo bile phones equipped with Bluetooth.