Alice is a new robot I built after Loki, to provide a smaller platform for testing algorithms. Alice runs mostly the same software as Loki, with a few modifications to match the hardware differences, and she has a female voice.
Alice is built upon a “Kobuki” robot base, which is sort of an upgraded version of the iRobot Create / Roomba. The popular ROS Turtlebot 2 is built on this same base. See Windows Turtle for a robot built on iRobot Create base.
Alice uses an Intel NUC computer, which then talks to peripherals over USB. Looking at the picture from top to bottom you can see:
- Kinect depth camera
- Lilliput display (connected to the NUC over HDMI)
- Creative depth camera (experimental)
- Arduino Mega 2560 (behind the Speaker)
- Intel NUC computer
- USB Hub
- Kobuki Base
I’ll be adding more info about Alice as soon as I get a chance…
Here are some more pictures: