About

Gobot is a framework and set of libraries in the Go programming language for robotics, physical computing, and the Internet of Things.

It provides a simple, yet powerful way to create solutions that incorporate multiple, different hardware devices at the same time.

Want to use Ruby on robots? Check out our sister project Artoo (http://artoo.io).

Want to use JavaScript? Check out our sister project Cylon (http://cylonjs.com).

Meet The Code

Gobot makes commanding robots incredibly simple and fun.

All you need to get started is install the library with :

go get -u github.com/hybridgroup/gobot.

Then install additional libraries for whatever hardware support you want to use from your robot. For example, go get -u github.com/hybridgroup/gobot-sphero to use Gobot with a Sphero.

Go with Sphero

package main

import (
  "github.com/hybridgroup/gobot"
  "github.com/hybridgroup/gobot-sphero"
)

func main() {

  spheroAdaptor := new(gobotSphero.SpheroAdaptor)
  spheroAdaptor.Name = "Sphero"
  spheroAdaptor.Port = "/dev/rfcomm0"

  sphero := gobotSphero.NewSphero(spheroAdaptor)
  sphero.Name = "Sphero"

  work := func() {
    gobot.Every("2s", func() {
      sphero.Roll(100, uint16(gobot.Rand(360)))
    })
  }

  robot := gobot.Robot{
    Connections: []interface{} { spheroAdaptor },
    Devices:     []interface{} { sphero },
    Work:        work,
  }

  robot.Start()
} 

Go with a Blink

package main

import (
  "github.com/hybridgroup/gobot"
  "github.com/hybridgroup/gobot-firmata"
  "github.com/hybridgroup/gobot-gpio"
)

func main() {

  firmata := new(gobotFirmata.FirmataAdaptor)
  firmata.Name = "firmata"
  firmata.Port = "/dev/ttyACM0"

  led := gobotGPIO.NewLed(firmata)
  led.Name = "led"
  led.Pin = "13"

  work := func() {
    gobot.Every("1s", func() {
      led.Toggle()
    })
  }

  robot := gobot.Robot{
    Connections: []gobot.Connection{firmata},
    Devices:     []gobot.Device{led},
    Work:        work,
  }

  robot.Start()
}

Platform Support

Gobot has a extensible system for connecting to hardware devices. The following robotics and physical computing platforms are currently supported:

10 Platforms

Support for many devices that use General Purpose Input/Output (GPIO) have a shared set of drivers provded using the cylon-gpio module:

5 GPIO drivers

Support for devices that use Inter-Integrated Circuit (I2C) have a shared set of drivers provded using the gobot-i2c module:

3 I2C drivers

See more drivers here

More platforms and drivers are coming soon...

Getting Started

Install the library with: go get -u github.com/hybridgroup/gobot

Then install additional libraries for whatever hardware support you want to use from your robot. For example, go get -u github.com/hybridgroup/gobot-sphero to use Gobot with a Sphero.

Ready to build Go robots with Gobot? Get Started Here!

API

Gobot includes a RESTful API to query the status of any robot running within a group, including the connection and device status, and execute device commands.

To activate the API, use the Api command like this:

master := gobot.GobotMaster()
gobot.Api(master)

To specify the api port run your Gobot program with the PORT environment variable

$ PORT=8080 go run gobotProgram.go

In order to use the robeaux AngularJS interface with Gobot you simply clone the robeaux repo and place it in the directory of your Gobot program. The robeaux assets must be in a folder called robeaux.

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