Geko is a mobile robotics platform entirely developed by NuZoo Robotics. Totally open and specifically designed for the development of third-party applications, thanks to an excellent hardware and software versatility, it can also be used in very different areas, such as industrial and educational robotics.
Perfect to be used in technological research, the Geko robotics platform guarantees a wide expandability thanks to the use of open-source components.
It is a platform designed to be customized and developed by third parties. It offers an optimal starting point for different projects and, based on ROS, it offers the maximum openness to any kind of development in the robotic field.
Having created the platform, we can offer any service you deem necessary: from coaching to development to total responsibility in the realization of a new project.
Since this is a small development platform, it does not allow you to carry weights over 5 kg.
The Geko robotic platform is available from 6,900 euros.
As a research and development platform, it was created to integrate with other systems.
The robot has an autonomy of 4 hours. Clearly, it was not designed for prolonged operation.
The guidance system takes advantage of the experience made on previous robots (Ra.Ro.). It has all 3 guidance systems available, making it simple and intuitive even for non-experts. The simplicity is accompanied by a series of control systems that support the less experienced operator in all phases of driving, so as to make driving simple in every situation. View driving systems
Geko can be used in production departments, warehouses or public and educational institutions for diversified uses and functional handling of small containers.
Geko works autonomously, moving in safety, transporting the assigned load to its destination and signaling any obstacles in the assigned path.
Geko is open to innovation and extension of its operational features thanks to ROS-based development. Learn more about the operating system features here: www.ros.org
The self-analysis of the charge level allows Geko to manage its operation and to proceed to self-recharge without the need for intervention by operators or technicians.
As a development platform, Geko offers a series of functionalities ready and, above all, open to be integrated with any other system you want to put on board the robot. The mechanical part, which has been tested for several years, guarantees a high degree of durability.
Does not require dedicated control software. Thanks to the use of WEB technology, it is sufficient to have installed any BROWSER.
Maximum speed: 1,0 m/s
Autonomy: 4h / 2Km
Traction: 4 drive wheels
Maximum surmountable slope: 20°
Maximum motor power: 110 W (55 W x 2 motors)
Operating temperature: 0° - 40°
Frame material: Steel, Plastic
Weight: 10 Kg
Payload: 5 Kg
Obstacle height from floor: 4 cm
Dimensions (mm): 460x540x210
Operating voltage: 24V
Battery type: LIFePO4 10Ah
Battery recharge: Docking station or handheld connector
Controller Board: Intel Barebone I5 64bit
Interface: Novalabs low-level interface
Visual: Webcam angle 110° pan-tilt
Inertial: IMU 9 Axes
Connectivity: WiFi, Ethernet, Bluetooth 4.0
Environmental: Indoor Laser Scanner, Engine Odometry
Proprioctive: Internal consumption measurement
Acoustic: Internal microphone with monaural speaker
OS: GNU/Linux Ubuntu server lts 14.04 64bit
Control software: ROS, customizable in C++ or Python Robot controllable via Web API.
The robot recharges the battery in complete autonomy, using its own docking station.
Multiple connection frequencies, Wi-Fi 2.4/5 GHz, 3G/4G, guarantee an optimal connection in every situation.
Through the Web interface, the remote operator has full control over the movements of the Geko. With this driving mode the navigation assistance systems are disabled. It is a useful solution to steer the robot in narrow spaces or in the presence of many obstacles. It is also possible to use a Joypad.
Geko, through the laser scanner, assists the remote operator during navigation. It avoids obstacles, follows corridors or perimeter walls, facilitates the crossing of gates and stops in case of sudden obstacles. It is the most widely used mode and makes remote control particularly easy, thanks to a "Google Street View" style user interface.
Geko is able to move autonomously following a pre-established path. This mode does not require the intervention of a remote operator. It is possible to control the status of the robot, as well as see video streams recorded by the same, integrating with existing systems through API. Currently it uses "line follower" logics but the new navigation version we are testing is based on autonomous mapping.
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