Farmbot and robots for agriculture
Our skid-steering or wheeled vehicles are all equipped with high performance sensors and actuators and rely on locomotion systems based on tracks or wheels to provide the best grip on every kind of terrain.
They are suitable for collaborative robotics, agriculture robots or for plant monitoring and for autonomous navigation routines.
All Terrain UGV Robots
Our mobile robotics platforms are designed to provide the maximum grip on every kind of terrain, even in rough conditions!
Tracked undercarriages with suspensions offer the best solution when you have to face agricultural or rugged terrains while systems on wheels provide less terrain deformations.
Autonomous navigation for agricolture or industry
Thanks to advanced navigation and sensor fusing algorithms, it is possible to implement a very accurate autonomous navigation for outdoor applications!
The system is universal and so it can be used on already existing machines or farm tractors! It is very useful to automatize repetitive or dangerous agricultural tasks. Find out how to transform your tractor into an autonomous robot!
NOT ONLY RUBBER TRACKS!
4WD eXplorer is a powerful holonomic vehicle designed to provide the maximum accuracy in all locomotion maneuvers. The mecanum wheels minimize slipping on soft surfaces and they can be used robots to move heavy loads on warehouses.
The rollers are made of hard rubber and are placed at 45 degrees on a galvanized iron reinforced frame.
RC PulseIn, Analog and Digital I/O, RS232, Encoders
All our mobile platforms provide multiple interfaces for several applications and needs. In particular, all the systems include a radio board con remote control up to 150 meters with a frequency of 433 Mhz or 2.4Ghz, different analog and digital I/Os, serial interfaces and a large set of sensors for odometry and environmental data.
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Frequently Asked Questions on Mobile Robotics and Robots
What is a robot development platform?
A robot development platform is a robot or a vehicle that can be used to develop high-level applications without spending time to build a locomotion unit. Let’s say a company needs to test a monitoring system for farming applications based on sensors and algorithms and to do so the company also needs to design and build a robotic platform in order to test the sensor box. In this case, a good solution to save money and time is to purchase one of our robot development platforms so the company can only focus on the development of the monitoring system only.
How does the service of robot development platform work?
The service of robot development platform is based on the design of custom robotics solutions and on the developments of specific robotic platforms such as a skid-steering robot, rubber tracks robot, electric tracked vehicle or robot on wheels. If the mobile robots from our robot fleet don’t fit your requirements, you can ask us to design a custom robot for you!
How much does the robot development platform service cost?
It surely depends on what kind of robot the client wants to develop: the cost may depend on different factors, for example, a skid-steering robot used as autonomous robot for agriculture is based on different sensors compared to a rubber tracks robot used for industrial applications and it is surely different from an electric tracked vehicle or a vehicle based on wheels.
How does the autonomous navigation system work?
Usually, all our robots are equipped with an autonomous navigation system which is based on a mission planner software used to generate missions and tasks that can be sent to the robot to be executed. The autonomous navigation software can be used both on robot with rubber tracks and on electric tracked vehicles as well as on robots with wheels.
What is the main difference between a skid-steering robot with rubber tracks and a differential wheeled robot?
A skid-steering robot with rubber tracks has a less ground pressure than a differential wheeled robot, even if the rubber tracks robot moves slower than the wheeled solution and needs more energy compared to the overall motor power demanded by wheeled platform.
Do you support ROS (Robot Operating System)?
Obviously, all our robots and vehicles support ROS and they come with ROS nodes that can be used to control the motors by sending cmd_vel messages.
Are your system based on batteries or gasoline?
All our robotic platforms, skid-steering robot and wheeled robot can be powered by AGM batteries to achieve a fully electric solution or by gasoline engines if the application requires high power and long autonomy.
Do you have solutions for an autonomous robot for agriculture?
Surely, we have no problems to provide a customized autonomous robot for agriculture or even for industrial applications; we designed several electric tracked vehicles and wheeled robot to fit clients requirements all over the world!
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