Hello,I Am a student for India pursing my bachelors currently in the field of electronics engineering.
I plan on submitting a proposal for GSOC 2020 I would like to have some inputs regarding the idea
This idea is based on giving ArduRover support for a robotic manipulator, which essentially gives the rover manipulation capabilities which can be extended to ArduSub in the future hopefully .I would like suggestions on how this can be achieved or if this idea seems to be an appropriate one in the first place?
The way I see it this can be achieved through two approaches
Adding a new mode for rover which when enabled switches the controls of the transmitter to control the arm
Create a new vehicle config like balance bot, boats etc
- In case of ArduSub a mode can be implemented with the basic capabilities of DepthHold where it holds its position and the control of the joystick can be transferred to control the manipulator momentarily until the manipulation task is completed
Unlike a basic gripper this gives Rover/sub access to manipulate at higher DOFs