PANTHER - Code Name: RUDEPowerful Autonomous eNTity High-End Robot
A robot to explore the world.
This robot can climb little rocks and little bumps. It has a weight of 9kg and with size of 42cm width, 40cm deep and 30cm height, have a ground clearance of 7cm. The tracks have a particular damping system, with three different dampers to absorb all vibration when the robot drift on the grass. This robot is integrated on ROS and all code is available on Github. Panther is built with different materials that plexiglass, aluminium, plastic.Navigation
Panther with NVIDIA Jetson TX2 and ROS the Robot Operative System can be moved outdoors. In this video you can see how it can work the damping system inside the tracks. To recognize and interact in the world, Panther use a ZED stereocamera, and to control the two DC brushed motors, use the unav board, a little board for motor control.Reconstruction
Simultaneous Localization And Mapping (SLAM) is used for Panther robot to localize and map an unknown area. With a 3D slam reconstruct the world near it. This process consists of a number of steps, filtering the information from different sensors, estimating the position with cameras, reobserving the environment, the robot moves around and updating where the robot thinks it is based on these features.Components - A detailed guide to all robot partsTracks
A new type of Tracks with an internal damping system to climb over all little bumps. Each Track have three parts that move on an axis. The tracks are built with plexiglass and aluminium.Chassis
The heartbeat is inside on this chassis. All components are detailed deals in this page. From the motor control board to the high level control board with an NVIDIA Jetson TX2.