Adept MobileRobots is the manufacturer of Pioneer, Seekur, Seekur Jr., PeopleBot, PatrolBot, PowerBot and AmigoBot mobile robots. It was formerly known as ActivMedia Robotics and MobileRobots Inc. These mobile robot platforms for research, development and education are manufactured and sold by the Research and Academic Mobile Robots subdivision of Adept Technology.
These robots all use the same compatible Pioneer protocol.
There are two different methods for using ROS with these robots. The ROSARIA package uses the ARIA library from MobileRobots to communicate with any MobileRobots robot and robot-specific integrated devices (e.g. sonar, bumpers).
See Robots/AMR_Pioneer_Compatible for and overview of how ROS works with these robots and instructions on installing ROS and getting started with ROSARIA. (If you already have Linux and ROS set up and installed on the computer you intend to use with the robot, go directly to ROSARIA/Tutorials/How to use ROSARIA] for the ROSARIA specific tutorial.)
ROS nodes may run on the robots onboard computer or computers as well as any offboard computers (via wifi). If a robot does not have an (internal) onboard computer, then a wireless serial interface can be used, or a laptop can be mounted on the robot.
Manuals, support and technical knowlege base is available at http://robots.mobilerobots.com.
The company home page is http://www.mobilerobots.com