• Autonomous mobile robot platform for behavior-based AI (New AI) or conventional AI experiments, which uses odometry, measurements, and planning
  • Exceptionally large payload: up to 135 kg (297 lbs). A flat payload surface for serious mobile experiments
  • Smooth 2 wheel differential drive steering withe zero turning radius
  • Very quiet operation with large transport capacity
  • Uses active infrared sensors and optional ultrasonic sensors for obstacle avoidance and maneuver in complex real environment
  • Free space detection and landmark-based navigation using optional vision system
  • Collision avoidance and target following using inexpensive vision system
  • Open design to accommodate a wide range of additional sensors. Most of AAI's options applicable
  • Long battery life - 8 hours continuous operation with 20 kg payload per battery charge
  • PC/104 processor for fully PC compatible software development
  • MC 68332 optional processor is a powerful 32-bit on-board processor with expandable on-board memory
  • Encoders for conventional navigation methods
  • Fully autonomous robot platform ideal for laboratory experiments and application development


Processor: PC/104 processor
Optional Motorola MC68332, 32bit microcontroller
Optional XSCALE PXA-255 processor Optional MC6811 and/or PIC for peripheral processing
Active IR sensors: 6 in front, 1 on each side, and 2 in back
Optional ultrasonic sensors: 6 in front and 2 in back
Standard I/O: Serial port for program download, joystick and control
2 serial ports
14 digital inputs
8 digital outputs
Size: width: 64 cm (25 inches)
length: 77 cm (30 inches) including bumper
height: 38 cm (15 inches)
Weight: 90 kg (198 lbs)
Payload: 135 kg (297 lbs) maximum
Top Speed: 2 m/sec
Battery: 12 V, U-1 (x2), 50 Ah
Run Time: 8 hours (with 30 kg payload)
Motor Output: 400 W x 2 = 1.06 HP
Controls: External user switches and small LCD display screen. Joystick for transport and testing.

Video Clip - LABO-2 with small vision follows an orange object
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Processor Options:
  • Standard Processor - Pentium III based PC/104 board
  • Vesta board - Motorola 32bit MC68332
  • KoreBot board - 400 MHz ARM processor based board
  • Laptop PC or PC
Main Options:
  • Video camera/transmitter/receiver
  • Wireless ethernet
  • Remote control transmitter/receiver
  • Vision based navigation
  • People following/people avoiding system
  • Light source following/avoidance software package

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