LABO-1 is an autonomous mobile robot developed for light indoor experiments in close quarters. Its 4 wheel electronic differential drive allows the frequent sharp turns required in such experiments. Flat payload area permits easy allocation of experiment specific loads to accommodate a wide range of experiments.


  • Obstacle avoidance in complex real environment using active infrared sensors
  • 4 wheel differential drive allows smooth turning with zero radius
  • Free space detection and landmark-based navigation using optional vision system
  • Optional front and back bumpers with built-in contact detection sensors for operation in highly confined areas


Processor: Motorola 68332 microcontroller. Additional PIC processors for options
Basic Sensors: 8 active infrared sensors
Input-Output: Serial port for program download and remote control
2 serial ports
14 digital inputs
8 digital outputs
Size: width: 28 cm (11 inches)
length: 38 cm (14.9 inches)
height: 15 cm (5.9 inches)
Weight: 6.5 kg (14.3 lbs)
Payload: About 5 kg (11 lbs) when running on a smooth flat surface
Top Speed: 40 cm/sec (1.3 feet/sec)
Battery: 12 V
Battery duration: 3 hours (unloaded) of continuous operation
5 hours with optional add-on battery
Motor Output: 24 W (x4) maximum


Processor Options:
  • Standard Processor - Vesta board (Motorola 32bit MC68332)
  • Laptop PC or PC
Main Options:
  • Video camera/transmitter/receiver
  • Remote control transmitter/receiver
  • Vision based navigation
  • People following/people avoiding system
  • Light source following/avoidance software package

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