Robotics

VINBOT robot

The robot will have skid-steering kinematics based on four high power motor wheels. Each wheel will integrate a hub brushless motor with gearbox and encoder. The odometry will be computed with the use of the four encoders and a high precision angular sensor mounted inside the chassis.

The strong mechanical structure will allow carrying heavy loads. There are several suspension shocks possibilities. They can also be mounted at several positions to modify the robot clearance.

The robot base will navigate autonomously or remotely operated by means of a PTZ camera that will transmit video in real time.

The control architecture will be open-source and modular based on ROS.

ROS framework defines a well-organised robot software architecture and includes hundreds of user contributed packages and sets of packages called stacks, that implement functionality as localization and mapping, planning, manipulation, perception, etc.

This characteristic simplifies the software development cycle and allows easy integration and reutilization of software components whether they are device drivers or state of the art algorithms in vision, SLAM, point cloud processing, grasping, planning, etc.