The New, Open and Modular Platform for Research in Autonomous Robots
The fascinating field of autonomous robots is becoming a major technological
driving force for the future. A synergy must be developed between its
mechanics, electronics and software. The biologically inspired robot must also
include elements of intelligent perception and interaction with the
surrounding physical environment through its multitude of sensors and
The new, ready-to-program, autonomous four-legged robot presented
on this website offers a large variety of unique opportunities
to share the fascination for this field
and to participate in its challenges.
will discover in its standard version a compact and affordable robot which
offers many new research opportunities in active perception and sensor-guided
motion and interaction. Due to its open and modular design, the robot can
easily be customized to individual research needs with special sensors,
additional computing power or modified legs amongst others.
will find an affordable robot platform which can
easily be adopted for practical exercises in introductory or advanced courses
on robotics, embedded systems or artificial intelligence.
Students of computer
science, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering and mechatronics will
appreciate its open hardware and software design and high performance.
will have an interesting robot for which a growing
number of open software applications will be available (for example,
teleoperating the robot walking through your home from a PC while viewing the
images from the robot's head camera).
All users of the robot will be able to share their excitement, experience
and own developed robot software within a dedicated user's forum.