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Care-O-bot 4

Care-O-bot 4 is a mobile service robot designed to help people. It can work in museums or grocery stores to answer questions, or fetch objects as your home robotic butler.

FEATURES

Touchscreen head. Microphone for speech recognition. Cameras for facial and gesture recognition. Spherical joints around pivot points on hips. One-finger hand with integrated sensors. Modular.

HEIGHT

148 cm | 58 in

LENGTH

72 cm | 28.3 in

WIDTH

72 cm | 28.3 in

WEIGHT

140 kg | 308 lb

SPEED

4.3 km/h | 2.7 mph

SENSORS

Mobile base: three safety laser scanners with safety programmable logic controller (PLC). Torso: three 2.5D sensors. Sensor ring with custom sensing configuration including SICK Visionary-T and Intel RealSense.

ACTUATORS

Mobile base: six Wittenstein motors. Arms: Schunk PowerBalls (PRL100, ERB145, ERB115). Spherical joint: two Maxon motors.

POWER

40-Ah lithium-ion battery pack, 5 hours of autonomous operation

COMPUTING

Intel i7 NUC PCs

SOFTWARE

Ubuntu Linux OS, Python control application, Robot Operating System (ROS)

DEGREES OF FREEDOM (DOF)

23 (Base: 2 DoF; Arm: 7 DoF x 2; Gripper: 2 DoF x 2; Torso Spherical Joint: 2 DoF; Sensor ring: 1 DoF)

MATERIALS

Steel, aluminium, copper, 3D-printed parts, silicone mold covers, PMMA, glass.

COST

$66,000 to $232,000 (depending on configuration)

STATUS

Ongoing

WEBSITE

http://www.care-o-bot4.de