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For the hack I’ll discuss here, you will need the
• Neato XV- 11 (or any other in its family, though I do
not guarantee it will work) .
Step 2: Getting the Driver Package.
First, copy the SVN directory neato_robot to your
svn co http://albany-ros-pkg.googlecode.com/
Let's Get Started
Step 1: Install ROS Electric.
If you have already done so, proceed to Step 2.
Follow the installation instructions on
Because of the new release of ROS, the tutorials were
modified. So, follow the instructions on the website listed in
the Resources section. If you don't have any experience in
ROS whatsoever, continue through the tutorials provided on
(This package was written by Michael Ferguson.)
Step 3: Connecting the Neato.
Connect the Neato to the computer with the mini-B
USB cord. You will find the input for the cord under a small
rubber flap on the left rear of the robot beside the charging
jack (Figure 1). Then, run:
Find the Neato™ device (mine was ID 2108:780b), then:
sudo modprobe usbserial vendor=0x2108
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