Is it possible to read an additional sensor data with IONI cube,
and then pass these data to the master controller (PC) using Simple Motion bus/library?
We are developing the project of a collaborative robot.
My idea is to mount IONI (with the motherboard) inside every robot joint.
IONI would drive joint servo (loop closed with an incremental encoder on the shaft)
and also gather some additional data from other sensors (every joint will also have an absolute encoder on the gear side and accelerometer/gyro). Sensors can be selected to offer the required communication protocol (my favorites are I2C, SPI, etc. - some universal, known interface). Is there any way to communicate those sensors with IONI? If so - is it possible to send custom data frame from IONI controllers to the master controller (PC) via SimpleMotion bus / library?
This kind of setup would allow us to control the robot using only one cable for communication (daisy-link between IONIs and PC).