For pricing and availability for the Eddie Research Robot Platform please contact our sales team on email@example.com, or call on 0845 528 0404 and we will be happy to help.
Eddie is a turnkey hardware solution to create a mobile robot with your own laptop and Kinect sensor — a perfect platform to foster creativity, innovation, and experimentation.
Once fully assembled, simply connect your own laptop and Kinect (not included) over USB and Eddie is up roaming the house in minutes. Compatible with Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio 4 (RDS 4), Eddie can navigate autonomously and see in 3D using the power of the Microsoft Kinect.
Five distance sensors (three infrared and two ultrasonic) detect objects to help avoid collisions, providing sight where the Kinect cannot see. Eddie is well-equipped to navigate and interact with dynamic environments, using sensor fusion to integrate the Kinect sensor's 3D vision, color imaging, and sound processing with the platform’s wheel encoders. Eddie is also fully expandable and hackable, making it easy to add sensors, accessories, and custom add-ons.
The heart of the Eddie Control Board is the Propeller P8X32A microcontroller. The Propeller chip’s eight 32-bit cores provide incredible power and flexibility. The board includes high-current motor drivers, an eight-channel 10-bit ADC, and access to lots of digital I/O. Multiple regulated power supplies (12 V, 5 V, and 3.3 V) and three switchable auxiliary power ports support optional accessories (like under-body LED lighting).
Eddie is powered with long-lasting dual 12 V, 14.4 Ah gel-cell batteries. A 3A smart battery charger is included. Fully charged batteries provide a typical run-time of around 4–7 hours so you can keep innovating without interruption.
Compatible with Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio 4 (RDS4)
Dual-platform design with plenty of room for electronics and on-the-go programming laptop access
Two drive wheels with high-torque 12 VDC motors and position controllers
Front and rear dual-tire caster wheels for platform stability
Durable pneumatic rubber tires easily traverse hard floors and carpet
Five distance sensors (three infrared and two ultrasonic) for collision avoidance
Fully integrated control board handles all lower-level hardware operations to drive motors and collect sensor data
Simple USB connectivity between control board and your laptop
12 V, 14.4Ah gel-cell batteries for 4–7 hours of continuous operation
(1) Motor Mount and Wheel Kit with Position Controller
(2) Caster Wheel Kits
(2) 18 inch diameter milled HDPE platform discs
(4) 5 inch machined aluminum standoffs
(2) 12 inch machined aluminum standoffs
(1) Modified Kinect adapter cable
(2) 12V, 7.2Ah gel-cell batteries
(3) Sharp GP2Y0A21 distance sensors with mounting stands
(2) Ping))) Ultrasonic distance sensors with mounting stands
(1) Eddie Control Board (integrated control electronics)
(1) Lead-acid 3A smart battery charger
All required nuts, bolts, and assembly hardware
Adhesive-backed snap tape (to conveniently secure the laptop)
Size compatible with RoboCup Humanoid League TeenSize class.
20 networked actuators (Robotis Dynamixel)
6 per leg (MX-106)
3 per arm (MX-64)
2 in the neck (MX-64)
Dual-Core PC (Zotac ZBOX nano XS)
AMD E-450 processor (2x1.65GHz)
2GB RAM, 64GB SSD
USB 3.0, HDMI, Gigabit Ethernet
Memory card slot
WiFi: IEEE 802.11b/g/n
Wide-angle camera (Logitech C905)
Inertial sensors (in Robotis CM-730 controller)
Battery: Lithium polymer 14.8V, 3.6Ah
Materials: Carbon composite, aluminum, ABSplus
The robot PC can run Linux or Windows.
We developed Linux-based software, starting from the open-source software that Robotis released for DARwIn-OP.
This software supports ball perception, walking, kicking, and getting-up motions.
We made the necessary modifications for the NimbRo-OP robot and included some new features, such as two gait stabilization mechanisms, tilt estimation, instability detection, and correction for the distortion of the wide-angle lens.
Fully assembled and tested robot prototypes can be ordered for an introductory price of 20.000€ plus tax and shipping from University of Bonn.
This price is valid until December 31st, 2012
For pricing and availability for the Thymio ll please contact our sales team on firstname.lastname@example.org, or call on 0845 528 0404 and we will be happy to help.
Thymio II is an affordable educational robot. It provides three main features:
a large amount of sensors and actuators,
a specific interactivity based on light and touch, aimed at increasing the understanding of the robot functionalities,
a very efficient programming environment based on Aseba.
Sensors and actuators
Thymio II has many sensors, several actuators and many human-interface modalities:
Interactivity is based on several functionalities:
If you are interested in purchasing a TurtleBot Robot please contact our sales team on email@example.com, or call on 0845 528 0404 and we will be happy to help.
TurtleBot is a low-cost, personal robot kit with open-source software. With TurtleBot, you'll be able to build a robot that can drive around your house, see in 3D, and have enough horsepower to create exciting applications.
Kinect Hacks to Go
The TurtleBot gives a new dimension of possibilities to your Kinect hacking: the ability to drive.
TurtleBot can explore your house on its own, build 3D pictures, bring you food, take panoramas, and more.
Ready to Innovate
TurtleBot comes with an open-source SDK based on ROS to help you develop applications right out of the box.
The TurtleBot SDK integrates all the software you need to get TurtleBot running and comes with advanced capabilities like mapping and navigation.
Less is More
TurtleBot comes with the best low-cost hardware components to give you a capable, autonomous platform for developing robot applications. The iRobot Create, Kinect, netbook, and gyro are all integrated together to get the most out of each.
Multiple mounting locations let you customize TurtleBot to your own needs
Open Source, Open Community
The TurtleBot lets you tap into the creativity and support of the ROS Community.
Thanks to this community, there are thousands of software packages for robotics you can use with ROS. You can tap into powerful computer vision libraries like OpenCV and PCL, find drivers for hardware add-ons, and test advanced research algorithms.
The main hardware includes:
Asus EeePc 1215n
Kinect Mounting Hardware
TurtleBot Module Plate with 1 inch Spacing Hole Pattern
The robotic software development environment includes:
The robotic software development environment includes:
An SDK for the TurtleBot
A development environment for the desktop
Libraries for visualization, planning, and perception, control and error handling.
TurtleBot is an open source hardware project as described by the Open Source Hardware Statement of Principles and Definition v1.0. It is released under the FreeBSD Documentation License.