The Open Embedded Computing Systems (OpenECoSys) project consists in providing free of charge, open source hardware & software implementations for embedded computing devices. Initial projet was started at IntRoLab. Over time, IntRoLab developed multiple embedded modules for its own mobile robot platforms. All modules are connected through a shared CAN (Control Area Network) bus to form a distributed network of sensors and actuators that are used on advanced platforms such as the AZIMUT robot. Most of the embedded systems are based on Microchip microcontrollers that are inexpensive, powerful and versatile. Software tools, such as the NetworkViewer was developed to allow monitoring of multiple internal variable in the distributed network to facilitate the development of any application.
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