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EvoRobot R&D

Our robot, your software

The EvoRobot R&D platform is our affordable solution offering professional hard- and software while giving you complete control over the behavior of your robot. Our example implementations of navigation and localization behaviors will get your project off the ground easily; As we use open software interfaces, our software can be modified and extended with your own functionality using C++ or Python. Furthermore, with almost freely selectable dimensions and numerous optional components, e.g. an Evocortex Localization Module or a LIDAR, the EvoRobot R&D platform can be tailored to your specific needs – just like any other EvoRobot.

If you need a platform specifically for a contest use case, the EvoRobot Contest might be better suited for your needs.

EvoRobot R&D demonstration

Distinctive Features

Mecanum Wheels

Mecanum wheels enable agile, omnidirectional motion. With lateral movement and stationary rotation, even the most limiting spatial constraints can be mastered successfully.

Unmatched Positioning

The Evocortex Localization Module (ELM) enables highly accurate positioning with a deviation of less than 1 mm over an area of 1 km² without any markers or lines.

Leveling and Lifting System

With 2 or 4 optional lifting cylinders with encoders, you can lift a payload of up to 25 kg (optionally: up to 120 kg).

Actively Maintained and Extensible Software

Funtionality for localization and navigation has been implemented using the open ROS framework and can be extended with your own code written in C++ or Python. Soon, a Gazebo simulation for the EvoRobot will be available as well.

Processing Power

With an NVIDIA Jetson TX2, the EvoRobot has the processing power needed for tasks computationally unfeasible on other robot platforms, e.g. real-time image processing.

Variable Size

For your very own EvoRobot, any size from 400 x 480 mm to 800 x 1200 mm can be selected - instead of tailoring the environment to the robot, tailor the robot to the environment. With a size of 455 x 700 mm or more, usage as a Cobot becomes possible.

Low Height and Weight

Having a significantly lower height than most competitor platforms, the EvoRobot is uniquely suited for many transportation tasks which would otherwise require changes in the environment. This also results in a noticeably lower weight.

Mounting Platform

If carrying large loads is not required, the EvoRobot can be optionally fitted with a mounting platform to enable mounting of e.g. a robot arm or further sensors. Depending on the chosen size of the platform, usage as a Cobot is possible.