SCIP 1.1 Java Interface for Hokuyo URG-04LX Laser Sensor (Wednesday, February 20, 2008)

The Autonomous Robotics Lab at George Mason University has attained several Hokuyo URG-04LX laser range-finding sensors that provide significantly better performance and accuracy than the less expensive sonar arrays. The Hokuyo is generally controlled via a serial connection (or via a USB port, using the serial protocol). The serial protocol is described by the SCIP 1.1 Specification, available from Hokuyo.

Because most robotics researchers are generally more concerned with testing their algorithms than in getting bogged down with the hardware, I developed a Java API that implements the serial protocol specification for the device.


—Brian (02/20/2008 10:23 AM)