CASTER

Universal robotic platform

The Caster mobile robot is a versatile platform designed for both indoor and outdoor areas. The robot overcomes door sills, raised hatches, or drainage channels, and can move outdoors, especially on paved roads. Caster can safely carry loads of up to 75 kilograms.

The robot’s base is a differential wheel chassis with two driven wheels and two support casters. Larger wheel dimensions and performance features of the drives ensure a smooth transition through uneven terrain. The platform can be supplemented with a UR5 robotic arm, RTV sensor Box for autonomous movement, or other devices as required.

FEATURES AND TECHNOLOGIES

Quiet

Thanks to the gearless drives, the robot Caster runs quietly and does not disturb its surroundings with excessive noise.

Powerful, maintenance-free

Maintenance-free drives give the robot high agility and the ability to move quickly and smoothly even on uneven surfaces.

Precise

The robot’s precise position control makes it ideal for operations that require high precision of equipment movement in the environment.

Economical

The recuperation feature also helps to provide a highly efficient drive that significantly increases the operating time of the robot.

Strong

The load capacity of the chassis combined with a large loading area allows you to place a load of up to 75 kg or other necessary equipment.

Universal

The ability to use the robot in different environments makes it an adaptable robot platform for different types of tasks.

APPLICATION EXAMPLES

Caster as a disinfection platform

Collaboration with NOVO Technologies brought the practical use of the Caster mobile robot. Novo is involved in disinfection technologies, among other things, and this is where the idea of equipping a mobile robot with a germicidal lamp came from. Each UVC lamp has a so-called germicidal area. The main advantage of a germicidal lamp on a robot chassis is that the action radius of the lamp is movable. This leads to a reduction of the disinfection time of the premises.

AVAILABLE VERSIONS

R&D platform

Basic platform suitable for universities and research institutions for algorithm development. The platform can be supplemented with sensor and software equipment or with outputs for other devices as required.

Teleoperator

Platform suitable as a service robot controlled by a teleoperator using the RTV Teleop application. It is possible to equip the robot with a sensor system, a UR5 robotic arm or devices as needed.

Autonomous

Autonomous platform designed for both outdoor and indoor use. The robot is equipped with a RTV Sensor Box and an AON algorithm. The device is able to autonomously move to the specified position without collision and perform the required action.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION

Dimensions

Width: 700 mm

Height: 380 mm

Length: 900 mm

Front-wheel diameter: 360 mm

Rear-wheel diameter: 160 mm

Weight: 40 kg

Power supply

Removable Li-ion battery pack 23Ah 36V

Charging: 42VDC adapter

Charging time: 4 h

Features

Operating time: 4 h

Ground clearance: 150 mm

Load capacity: 75 kg

Maximum speed: 5 km / h

Drives and control

Drives: 2x BLDC HUB 500W 36V

Drive control: positional

Computational unit

According to type and application (standard Advantech industrial PC)

Main PC data

Inputs and outputs

Data:

  • 2xRJ45/1Gbit
  • 2x USB

Voltage:

  • 12V/10A
  • 5V, 12V and 24V (depending on requirements)

Connectivity:

  • Wifi 2.4 GHz and 5GHz

 

API

API and support: ROS Melodic, C/C++, Python, Java

Simulation environments: Webots, Gazebo

Control modes: remote control, ROS cmd_vel commands

Feedback: battery voltage, motor currents, wheel odometry, control system status, temperature, safety status

Safety

Stop button

WiFi e-Stop

Environment

Indoor, outdoor (paved roads)

Temperature range: from -10 ° C to + 45 ° C

OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT

RTV sensor Box

Combined sensor for autonomous movement.

RTV Teleop

Application for robot control displaying device telemetry.

GPS u-blox RTK

Add-on for autonomous robot navigation in outdoor areas.

IMU

Device for robot orientation during navigation.

WiFi extension

Modular solution for outdoor and indoor Wifi network setup.

RoboTech Vision logo

The company focuses on the development of autonomous robots with AI elements. It strives to develop universal solutions for various tasks, industries and environments.

SOFTWARE

AON algorithm

AVN algorithm

ADN algorithm

PRODUCTS

Caster

RTV sensor Box

CONTACT

RoboTech Vision Ltd.
Červený kameň 61
900 89 Častá
Slovakia

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