Spanish AMR company Robotnik released a new autonomous mobile robot (AMR). The Robotnik RB-Theron is capable of carrying up to 200 kg (535.8 lbs). The vehicle is designed only for indoor operations, including workflows such as intralogistics, material handling operations and research platform.
The company expects that the platform can be modified to use a variety of different sensor arrays. The robot is able to detect obstacles in two different ways, through the installed RGBD sensor and through a laser that is used for navigation and localization. In both cases, the robot can stop or look for an alternative route to avoid the obstacle and reach the next waypoint. The embedded software consists of a control system, a localization system (laser-based) and a navigation system, as well as an HMI user interface.
The RB-Theron has the dimensions (without optional lifting unit) of 686 x 550 x 305 mm (27″ x 21.7″ x 12″). The robot uses a differential drive and can move at speeds up to 1.25 m/sec (2.8 mph).
At its core, the vehicle uses Robot Operating System (ROS) running on an Intel i7 processor-based computer. There are a number of interfaces available on-board for control of active payloads.
The only two options available at the release include a automatic charging unit and a lifting payload attachment that will be released in Q2 2022.
No price was available at launch.
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