Kuka YouBot has arrived!
After 15 months of waiting, our Kuka YouBot finally arrived, or at least the base has arrived. I saw working prototype of the YouBot at IROS 2008 and, since then, have been anxiously anticipating getting one of these for the lab. This is one of the few commercial-off-the-shelf mobile manipulation platforms, although we will do no manipulation with it until the arm arrives (expected “Week 12″ of 2012). Until then, we hope use the platform in some interesting projects involving rosbridge and like the remote lab. However, it seems that we first have to address a few issues with the software that came with the YouBot.