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Khepera IV is a robot for indoor use (table, lab floor) which embeds state of the art technologies
The newest generation of Khepera is bringing with it a whole lot of new features: color camera, WiFi, Bluetooth, USB Host, accelerometer, gyroscope, microphone, loudspeaker, 3 top RGB LED, improved odometry and precision.
The new Khepera comes from now on with a Linux core included.
With its extension bus any KoreBot extension can be plugged on top of the robot. The bus specification is fully open and available to enable custom extension developments for users.
Khepera IV Architecture
The Khepera IV architecture provides exceptional modularity. As any K-Team robot, the Khepera IV is using an extension bus system for nearly unlimited configurations.
The robot includes an array of 8 Infrared Sensors for obstacle detection with 4 more for fall avoidance or line following as well as 5 Ultrasonic Sensors for long range object detection. The robot’s motor blocks are using very high quality DC motors for high efficiency and accuracy. The internal battery provides a running time of about 5 hours.
Khepera IV Embedded Linux Support
With its Linux core, the Khepera IV embeds a complete standard Linux Operating System. It provides a well known standard C/C++ environment for application development. Almost any existing library can be easily ported on the Khepera IV, allowing the development of portable embedded algorithms and applications.
The Khepera IV is the new standard tool for robotic experiments and demonstrations such as:
Evaluation of the robot
The performance evaluation of the Khepera IV is available here (courtesy of the DISAL from the EPFL).
We thank the DISAL form the EPFL for this review, especially Soares, Jorge Miguel; Navarro Oiza, Inaki; Martinoli, Alcherio.