Seekur Jr is a skid steer, all-weather robot platform for research, security and inspection use. Seekur Jr's powerful drive motors allow movement up steep slopes and over rough terrain. Manipulation, sensing, additional computing and wireless communication can be added to fit any application.
Seekur Jr brings the advanced technology architecture of the larger Seekur robot to into smaller and more affordable package, and provides a much more robust and capable option than the Pioneer AT.
Seekur offers space, power and networking for up to 2 EBX form factor computers. This opens the way for more onboard vision processing, laser rangefinding, DGPS, mapping, localization, and other autonomous functions.
Seekur Jr runs up to 5 hours on its NiMH batteries. Seekur Jr's four traction tires are designed for speeds up to 1.2 meters per second [2.7mph] and slopes up to 75% with a 50kg payload. Seekur options include laser, DGPS, MobileRanger stereovision, an inertial measurement unit, user I/O expansion and a rapidly growing suite of other accessories.
The Seekur Jr. base with included SDK and optional onboard PC can drive controlled by keys, wireless or tethered joystick or software whole-platform velocity control;
communicate robot state & control information including (x,y,theta) position estimate, user I/O, and battery charge data;
run programs created with ARIA or other software development environment; simulate offline with the simulator that accompanies each development environment, and more.
With the Laser Mapping and Navigation package, Seekur Jr. can map warehouses, hangars, lab spaces, and any other indoor space in minutes;
Accurately localize within the mapped indoor known space;
autonomously navigate by planning and following dynamic paths to goals; and avoid obstacles along the way.
Or, with the Outdoor Navigation package, Seekur Jr. can also map and navigate both indoors or outdoors; Accurately localize within either a mapped indoor known space or outdoors using DGPS data; autonomously plan dynamic paths to goals, avoiding obstacles on the way.
With the Seekur Jr. Outdoor Manipulator package, Seekur Jr. is integrated with a rugged outdoor-rated 5-DOF arm with gripper and inspection camera.
Seekur Jr. features:
- Weight saving aluminum unibody construction
- Water resistant for outdoor use in any weather
- Advanced NiMH batteriy with cell balancing. 1 is included, fits up to 3 onboard. Easy to hot-swap batteries via top hatch.
- 4 wheel skid steering to achieve translation and rotation velocities with a desired acceleration/deceleration profile as commanded by software
- Wheel encoders are automatically integrated into world (x, y, theta) position and reported to software
- 4 wheel drive
- High power DC-DC conversion for accessories
- Sealable weatherproof cutouts for I/O
- Front and rear accessory decks with M6 threaded holes
- Joystick included
- Charger included
- Mounting space and power for 1 or 2 onboard computers
DIMENSIONS: 1050mm x 840mm x 500mm LxWxH
WEIGHT: 77kg (1 battery)
GROUND CLEARANCE: 105mm
BODY: Lightweight aluminum all-weather unibody
IP RATING: 54
TEMPERATURE RATING: –5°C-+35°C standard operation
ENERGY STORAGE: 24 V NiMH battery (up to 3)
RUN TIME: 3+ hr in continuous motion
NAVIGATION & MOTION
STEERING & SUSPENSION: 4 wheel skid steering
MAXIMUM SPEED: expected 1.2 meters/second
TERRAIN: Pavement, grass, snow, and dirt terrain
SLOPE: Greater 75% grade capability
TYPES: Guarded tele-operation, manual remote or manual
direct drive, plus autonomous operation options ELECTRONICS
Onboard Microcontroller Server
Optional hardened PCs with ComapctFlash or solid state drive
Expandable user digital and analog I/O on external high speed CANbus
Provision for DGPS, PTZ camera, 2 laser rangefinders, 3 stereocameras and more
Optional LCD with backlight with diagnostic screens
5/12/24VDC regulated export power COMMUNICATIONS
Wireless 900MHz radio or WiFi wireless ethernet options WARRANTY
1 year included; 3 year optional SENSORS (optional)
SICK LMS111 Laser rangefinder
Inertial measurement unit
MobileRanger outdoor stereovision system
MobileRanger C3D obstacle avoidance system
Weatherized Pan-Tilt-Zoom camera with near IR sensitivity SOFTWARE included unless otherwise noted:
Seekur server operating system
ARIA API, available in source under GPL
Mapper3 indoor mapping software
MobileEyes real-time robot command & control GUI
Optional ARNL, with Laser Mapping & Navigation package
Optional mOGS, with DGPS package
Contact us for more information or to inquire about purchasing Seekur Jr.
Seekur/Seekur Jr. Accessories
Contact us for more information or to inquire about purchasing