From The BABEL Development Site

We have collected here some illustrative multimedia files related to applications developed with the BABEL Development System.

  • An application of our mobile robot SANCHO for its use in conferences or shows. A number of modules (both onboard and in remote computers) have been programmed for navigation, obstacle avoidance, speech recognition, speaking, and remote projection of multimedia. Both twisted-pair and WiFi communication hardware are used (wmv file, 10.5Mb).
  • A complete robotic software architecture has been implemented in our robotic wheelchair SENA that enables the driver to interact cognitive and physically with the robot. A number of modules are dedicated to obstacle avoidance, automatic navigation, localization, and symbolic world modelling. All of them run on the onboard laptop, but they communicate to external web server to recover wheather information, etc. (wmv file, 39.7Mb).
  • An experiment with a BABEL-generated module that controls the industrial manipulator arm PERFORMER MK2 to discriminate small plastic pieces through their colour and pick them up. A camera and several infrared sensors attached to the arm wrist are used for colour discrimination and collision avoidance (wmv file, 11Mb).
  • A JAVA applet is used to remotely control the navigation software of the mobile robot SANCHO, composed of a number of modules for motion, obstacle avoidance, and sensor management. The communication includes twisted-pair cable and WiFi technologies (wmv file, 22Mb).