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handbot

Michael Bonani, Tarek Baaboura, Philippe Retornaz, Stéphane Magnenat, Daniel Burnier, Francesco Mondada

Technical specifications

Class
Office climbing research robot
Size and Weight
33x44x30cm ~2500g
Degrees of Freedom
10: gripper (2x2), arm (2), head (1), climbing rope (1), fans (2)
Sensors
infrared proximity gripper (2x12), infrared ground (3), gripper camera (2VGA), head camera (1 UXGA), accelerometer (3), gyroscope (3), Range and Bearing
Energy and Autonomy
10Ah Li-Poly battery, 4 hour autonomy
Special Abilities
Vertical mobility using a rope launched by the robot to magnetically attach to the ceiling.Two grippers for aid to the mobility and object manipulation. Fan orientation system. Range and bearing positioning system. Onboard main processor with FPU
Software
Linux 2.6, aseba
Projects
Swarmanoid

Presentation

The hand-bot is a fully new concept of robot specilized in both climbing vertical surfaces and manipulating objects. The hand-bot is not able to move on the ground (rely for this on the foot-bots and on self-assembling features)

Picture and videos

1st prototype of handbot climbing a shelf and retrieve a book

A detailed view of the rope launching:

handbot retrievieng its magnet

handbot retrievieng a book using the fans to control its orientation

Related publications



Contact

Michael Bonani

Laboratoire de Systèmes Robotiques
EPFL-STI-LSRO
Station 9
CH-1015 Lausanne Show on campus map

Tél: +41 (0) 21 693 78 69 Fax: +41 (0) 21 693 78 07

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