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Is there a toolkit that has a simple robot augmented with Raspberry Pi? The robot should have sensors that estimate robot's pose. I'm looking for simple robots. I've done some simulations in OpenGL and Matlab for Localization and SLAM problems using EKF. I'm very good in C/C++ and Matlab. I would be glad to hear any suggestions.

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Various kits are available for use with the Pi, from varying places - for example

Another way to do it find some instructions (or make it up yourself), and use parts from the above places, or elsewhere (e.g. ModMyPi, Maplin, etc).

Software components are also easily available out of the Pis repos or off of the internet - pre-configured stuff can also be found (e.g. a 'Dawn Robotics SD card')

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I did a small search some time ago for relatively cheap and simple robot packages that could be connected to the Raspberry Pi.

PiCy - Raspberry Pi Cyborg

The PiCY

Notes: has a stick instead of a third wheel; only supports Raspberry Pi B.

GoPiGo

GoPiGo

TidlyBot

TidlyBot

Notes: no third wheel; small.

DiddyBorg

DiddyBorg

Notes: bit more expensive; strong construction and strong motors; due to having no steering the wheel encoders probably will have more noise (due to slippage).

Ultimate 4Tronix Initio

4Tronix

Frindo

Frindo

Ryanteck Budget Robotics Kit

Ryanteck Robot

Note (Oct. 2017): Ryanteck decided to stop selling this product.

I chose the last one because of its price and simplicity for some prior testing. Note that none of the kits come with a Raspberry Pi, but it can be installed easily.

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