Persona: Low Cost Robotic Platform 

Project Overview 

Persona is a mobile telepresence robot that allows for manipulation of a remote environment. Persona is capable of manipulating small objects as well as lifting and transporting loads up to 4.5 kg. 

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My Role

User Interface 

I designed a simple user interface that allows for tele-operated control of persona using a USB gaming controller. Each button switched between driving the robot and manipulating the arm. 

Embedded Software

I designed the embedded software architecture for Persona,  including  a light weight serial communication protocol to communicate to Persona via XBee wireless radios. Additionally I helped implement a PD controller for control of the holonomic base. 

Key Skills 

C++,  MATLAB,  PID Controls