IRobot Create is a hobbyist robot manufactured by iRobot that was introduced in 2007 and based on their Roomba vacuum cleaning platform. The iRobot Create is explicitly designed for development and improves the experience beyond simply hacking the Roomba. The Create also has a 7-pin Mini-DIN serial port through which data can be read. The platform accepts virtually all accessories designed for second generation Roomba 400 Series domestic robots. As of 2013, the Command Module is no longer being sold, due to the limitations in storage space and processing power of the iRobot Command Module, many choose to utilize an external computer in controlling the Create robot. A number of robot interface server / simulators support the iRobot Create, most notably, the Player Project has long included a device interface for the Roomba, and developed a Create interface in Player 2.1. The Universal Real-time Behavior Interface environment also contains a Create interface, the Microsoft Robotics Studio and the Webots simulation environment contain iRobot Create models. The iRobot Create is popular in the research and hobbyist community. Some examples of iRobot create projects, The iRobot Create has been included in kits for the International Botball Competition since 2007. The iRobot Create is used as the platform for the Autonomous Robotics course at Brown University. The iRobot Create and a simulator developed in MATLAB are used in the Autonomous Mobile Robots course at Cornell University, for US$500, hacker Johnny Chung Lee created a Telepresence robot using the iRobot Create and a netbook. Combining the iRobot Create with an Xbox Kinect, student Philipp Robbel created a 3D mapping robot, in 2007 iRobot hosted the Create Challenge, offering US$5,000 with the goal of creating an innovative robot thats functional, helpful, entertaining, whimsical or simply amazing. The winner was Danh Trinh, with their Personal Home Robot which reminds owners to take their medication, turns lights on and off, lego Mindstorms Robotis Bioloid Vex Robotics Design System Big Trak Turtle robot Robot app store Official website
This is an unmodified iRobot Create with Command Module (the small green attachment).
A team of iRobot Create robots at the Human-Automation Systems Lab, Georgia Institute of Technology.
iRobot Create with mounted camera and minicomputer