Laboratoire de systèmes robotiques LSRO
MINIATURE Mobile robots GROUP MOBOTS

s-bot

Francesco Mondada, Michael Bonani, André Guignard, Stéphane Magnenat

Technical specifications

s-bot miniature
Class
Research robot for collective experiments
Size and Weight
12 cm diameter, 15 cm height, 660 g
Degrees of Freedom
8: tracks (2), turret (1), rigid gripper (2), side arm (4)
Sensors
infraread proximity (15), infraread ground (4), temperature (2), humidity (2), camera (1 VGA), ambiant light (8), accelerometers (3), microphones (4), structural deformation (2), optical barriers (2)
Energy and Autonomy
2 Li-Ion batteries, 1 hour autonomy
Special Abilities
Light ring. Docking and lifting of another robot.
Software
Linux 2.4
Projects
Swarm-bots

Presentation

The s-bot is a fully autonomous mobile robot capable of performing a large number of tasks such as locomotion over rough terrains, perception and manipulation of its surrounding environment through visual and auditory mechanisms, and by grasping of objects using its robotic arms. An s-bot is also able to communicate with other peer units and physically attach to them, thus forming a so-called "swarm-bot". A swarm-bot is capable of performing exploration, navigation and transportation of heavy objects on rough terrains, especially when a single s-bot has major problems at achieving the task alone.

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Contact

Francesco Mondada

Laboratoire de Systèmes Robotiques
EPFL-STI-LSRO
Station 9
CH-1015 Lausanne
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