Laboratoire de systèmes robotiques LSRO
MINIATURE Mobile robots GROUP MOBOTS

e-puck

Francesco Mondada, Michael Bonani, Philippe Retornaz, Stéphane Magnenat

Technical specifications

e-puck miniature
Class
University-level educational robot
Size and Weight
7 cm diameter, 6 cm height, 660 g
Degrees of Freedom
2: wheels (2)
Sensors
infraread proximity (8), camera (1 VGA), sound (3), accelerometer (3)
Energy and Autonomy
1 Li-Ion batteries, 3 hours autonomy
Special Abilities
Light ring, loudspeaker. Extensible.
Software
Dedicated open source library
Projects
e-puck

Presentation

The e-puck is an open hardware mobile robot. Its target audience is high school and university students. The distinctive attributes of the e-puck are:

The e-puck was created by several labs of Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL): the Mobots group, the Swarm-Intelligent Systems (SWIS) group and the Laboratory of Intelligent System (LIS). The e-puck has its own online community of users and developers at www.e-puck.org. It is physically available from several vendors.

Videos

The e-pucks forming the EPFL logo:

Results of student work with e-puck:

The magnetic e-puck... nearly magic:

Pictures

e-puck standard picture:

image of e-puck
Hires (550k)

Related publications

Contact

Francesco Mondada

Laboratoire de Systèmes Robotiques
EPFL-STI-LSRO
Station 9
CH-1015 Lausanne
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Tél: +41 (0) 21 693 73 57
Fax: +41 (0) 21 693 78 07

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