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marXbot

Michael Bonani, Tarek Baaboura, Philippe Retornaz, Florian Vaussard, Stéphane Magnenat, Daniel Burnier, Valentin Longchamp, Francesco Mondada

 

marxbot
Class
Modular research robot
Size and Weight
17 cm diameter, 17 cm height, ~1000 g
Degrees of Freedom
5: tracks (2), rotating scanner (1), conection module (2)
Sensors
infrared proximity (24), infrared ground (12), camera (1 UXGA), accelerometers (3), gyroscope (3), microphones (4), 2 axis force sensors (connection module)
Energy and Autonomy
10Ah Li-Poly batteries, 8 hours autonomy
Special Abilities
Range and bearing positioning system. Onboard main processor with FPU.
Software
Linux 2.6, aseba
Projects
Swarmanoid, Collective SLAM, Animal-robot interaction

Presentation

The marXbot is a modular all-terrain experimentation robot, used in research project to test new concepts that need a robot platform of high complexity. The distinctive attributes of this robot are:

Picture and videos

 

 

marxbot-builder

The marXbot robot is modular: here a configuration with gripper for building experiments.

 

collective-marxbot

The marXbot robot is designed for collective experiments: here a diffusion of knowledge experiment within the perplexus project.

 

marXbot exchange automatically its battery

Documentation

Work in progress: MarXbot documentation.

3D model

Work in progress: Blender model of Marxbot. Copyright 2009 Stéphane Magnenat, please send back improvements should you do any.

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Contact

Michael Bonani

Laboratoire de Systèmes Robotiques
EPFL-STI-LSRO
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CH-1015 Lausanne
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