Versatility and resistance
The omnidirectional configuration mounts mecanum wheels on an independent suspension system.
The mecanum wheels can be easily replaced by conventional wheels (rim mount),
thus allowing easy switch between the indoor omnidirectional configuration and the skid-steering configuration, enabling an increased mobility and manoeuvrability and unmatched speed and agility.
The odometry is computed using the wheel speeds and a high precision angular sensor
mounted inside the chassis.
The strong mechanical structure allows to carry heavy loads (up to 65Kg).
There are several suspension shocks possibilities. They can also be mounted at several positions to modify the robot clearance.The robot has skid-steering kinematics based on 4 high power motorwheels.
Each wheel integrates a hub brushless motor with gearbox.
The robot base can navigate autonomously or teleoperated by means of a PTZ camera
that transmits video in real time.
The common sensor options include a Hokuyo laser scanner and a range of RTK-DGPS kits.
It also has internal (USB, RS232, GPIO) and external connectivity (USB,RJ45, power supplies 5,12 VDC
and battery) to add custom components easily.
The control architecture is open-source and modular, based in ROS.
Research and education
Access to hazardous areas