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The Pi-puck extension board: a Raspberry Pi interface for the e-puck robot platform

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ConferenceIEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems
Abbreviated titleIROS
Conference date(s)24/09/1728/09/17
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DatePublished - Sep 2017
Original languageEnglish


This paper presents the Pi-puck extension board - an interface between the e-puck robot platform and a Raspberry Pi single-board computer that enhances the processing power, memory capacity, and networking capabilities of the robot at a low cost. It allows high-level control algorithms, wireless communication, and computationally expensive operations such as real-time image processing to be handled by a Raspberry Pi, while the e-puck's microcontroller deals with low-level motor control and sensor interfacing.

Although two similar extension boards for the e-puck robot platform already exist, they are now out-dated and expensive in comparison. Our open-source hardware design and supporting software infrastructure offer an inexpensive upgrade to the e-puck robot, transforming it into the Pi-puck – a modern and flexible new platform for mobile robotics research.

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  • Raspberry Pi, e-puck, Pi-puck, Extension board, Interface, Robot platform


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