Erle Spider – Spider Robot Powered By Snappy Ubuntu Core

As you may know, Erle-Spider is a spider robot developed by Erle Robotics and powered by Snappy Ubuntu Core and ROS, a framework for developing and programming robots.

The Erle-Spider has an aluminium exoskeleton and is equipped with an ARM Cortex-A8 1 GHz processor, 512 MB of RAM and 4 GB of internal storage, has accelerometer, gyroscope, magnetometer, pressure, temperature sensors, 4 USB ports, Ethernet port, UART, I2C, microSD slot and has 18 degrees of freedom.

It has 45 minute autonomy and can be controlled remove via either WiFi, Bluetooth or 3G/4G.

As a reminder, Erle Robotics is the first vendor to create an Ubuntu powered drone. For those new here, Snappy Ubuntu Core is Canonical’s operating system for the Internet of Things, designed to be used on ARM singleboard computers and embedded systems.

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