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Koala 2.5

 
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Specifications


Main Features
  • Compact size
  • Compact
  • Easy to Use
  • High modularity
  • Powerful Embedded Computing Power
  • Swappable battery pack, docking ready
  • Multiple sensor arrays
  • High quality and high accuracy DC motors and gearbox
  • Indoor or outdoor use
  • Various fixation points for extensions
  • Experiments on a full size platform
  • Easy transportability (to other laboratories, conferences, etc.)

Possible Applications
  • Telemanipulation
  • Mapping, Path planning and navigation study
  • Object research and recognition
  • Surveillance
  • Object transport
  • Tour Guide
  • Advanced Electronics demonstration
  • Artificial intelligence study

Koala Specifications
Elements Technical Information
Processor Embedded PicoITX mainboard running Linux on Dual Core Intel Atom N2800 1.86GHz with Hyper Threading
RAM 4 GB
Memory 40 GB of SSD
Motion 2 DC brushed motors with incremental encoders
Speed Max: 0.6 m/s (open loop), and 0.5 m/s using factory default PID speed controller Min: 0.011 m/s using factory default speed controller
Sensors
  • 9x Ultrasonic sensors for navigation
  • 3-axis accelerometer
  • 3-axis gyroscope
  • 3-axis magnetometer
Navigation Onboard GPS
Power Swappable battery pack NiMh 4Ah@12V or Li-Po 5Ah@11.1V
Autonomy 3 to 4 hours
I/O
  • 1x VGA connector
  • 1x Microphone in
  • 1x Line out
  • 1x I2C (3.3V)
  • 4x Power open drain output (max. 30V)
  • 4x Input / Output (0 – 3.3V). Can be configured to manage a servo motor (PWM)
  • 2x Analog Input (0 - 3.3V)
Available voltage
  • 3.3V – 1.85A
  • 5V – 1.85A
  • 12V – 3A direct from the battery
Autonomy 2 to 4 hours, depending of battery type and motor use
Docking Ready for docking, 15 V in and I2C communication
Communication
  • 2x USB 2.0 ports, 500mA
  • 1x serial port
  • 1x Ethernet 10/100/1000
Size
  • Length : 32 cm
  • Width  : 32 cm
  • Height : 14.5 cm
Clearance 21 mm
Turn Radius 0 cm
Maximum Slope Traversal 43 degrees
Weight Approx 4.5 kg
Payload Approx 3.5 kg
Operating temperature 0°C to 50°C
Development Environment for Autonomous Application GNU C/C++ compiler