February 27, 2019

February update

February was cold. Still a lot to do. Live operation in Pittsburgh, PA with our first customer Implemented localization Implemented cleaning tool quick-change Improvements to software to enable higher quality…
December 29, 2018

December update

December was intense. Still a lot to do. HAX + China: started an amazing hardware accelerator based in Shenzhen Moved out of the workshop and into the bathroom Improved the…
November 29, 2018

November update

November was great. Still a lot to do. Product: 3D mapping VR walkthrough One time VR cleaning - implemented real time end effector swapping in VR. Visualization of where cleaning…
October 31, 2018

October update

October was fun. Still a lot to do. Product: Moved away from steam. Now using powerwash + wet vac (fabricated tips attached) Improved scanning First seat lifting, flushing, spraying, vacuuming…
October 7, 2018

September update

September was fun. Still a lot to do. Scanning - the ability to accurately scan a bathroom in the real world and place that scan into a simulation environment (LIDAR). Simulation - a…
September 14, 2018

Open source rviz plugin for the HTC Vive

SOMATIC has open sourced an rviz plugin which enables integration with the HTC Vive. First a bit of background. Rviz (ROS visualization) is a 3D visualizer for displaying sensor data and state…