LABO-3 is a versatile autonomous mobile robot platform for a wide range of research and development which require a large payload. Powerful motors combined with high performance batteries and friction free wheel/caster arrangement permit high-payload experiments that span several hours.




  • Robot platform ideal for laboratory experiments and application development
  • Autonomous mobile platform for behavior-based AI (New AI) or conventional AI experiments
  • From fully-controlled to fully autonomous operations
  • Flat top with maximum payload of 20 kg (44 lbs)
  • 2 wheel differential drive steering with zero turning radius
  • Uses coded active infrared sensors for noise-free obstacle avoidance and maneuvering in complex real world environments
  • Free space detection and/or landmark-based navigation using optional vision system
  • Most of AAI's intelligent robot options applicable





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
2 in back

Standard I/O:

1 serial port for program download and joystick control
2 additional serial ports for inter-robot communication and other application-specific uses
14 digital inputs for additional sensors
8 digital outputs for application-specific drivers and signal outputs


width: 34 cm (13 inches)
length: 51 cm (20 inches) including bumper
height: 23 cm (9 inches)


25 kg (55 lbs) including batteries


20kg (44lbs) maximum

Top speed:



24V, 17Ah

Run time:

5 hours (with 30kg payload) per battery charge

Motor Output:

90W x 2


Video Clip - LABO-3 with evolved vision
Windows Media Player (1.1 MB)




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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