The RoboHub houses a diverse fleet of robots and dedicated infrastructure, offering a wide array of different capabilities all coordinated via a custom Robot Operating System (ROS) based communications network.
The RoboHub Fleet is made up of fixed base, legged, wheeled, and flying robots, including a full-size humanoid, a wide variety of unmanned aerial and ground vehicles (UAVs and UGVs), dual-arm mobile manipulators, and a set of custom-built magnetically-levitated (maglev) modules. For details, check the highlighted profiles below.
The facility also includes a high-speed indoor positioning system, an embedded array of magnetic coils, and a variety of environmental and safety systems. For details on these systems and the rest of the robots, see the complete list of robots and other equipment.
Full-size humanoid robot from PAL Robotics. Includes torque sensing and control at all joints, force-torque sensing at wrists and ankles, and a large arm workspace with high payload limits.
A dual-arm mobile manipulator from Kinova Robotics with a holonomic base and a raisable body. Includes a pair of JACO² arm mounts and a Kinect One on a pan-tilt mount.
Easy-to-use collaborative robotic arm from Franka Emika. Programmable via a touch interface which can learned in minutes, while sensitive enough to move lightweight parts safely near people.
Amphibious outdoor research platform from Clearpath Robotics. Includes rugged design and traction tires for all-terrain mobility and a modular payload bay with power and communication ports.
Small humanoid robot from Softbank Robotics. Includes directional microphones, dual cameras, text-to-speech, built-in natural language processing and image recognition, and a global user base.
High-performance indoor quadrotor from Quanser. Its carbon-fibre frame holds an Intel Aero Compute Board with built-in WiFi and native support for the platform's RealSense and optical flow cameras.