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Old Products


These products below are not sold anymore and usually not supported anymore. But information is still available (user's manual, tools, software).

Khepera II

Khepera II is a miniature mobile robot with functionality similar to that of larger robots used in research and education. It allows real world testing of algorithms developed in simulation for trajectory planning, obstacle avoidance, pre-processing of sensory information, and hypotheses on behaviour processing, among others.

The Hemisson Robot

The Hemisson robot is designed for education and teaching. Equiped with several sensors and a programmable 8bit MCU, the robot is able to avoid obstacles, detect ambient light intensity and follow a line on the floor. Other equipements include programmable LED, buzzer and switches.

Koa-PicoITX

This computer extension for Koala will give you the opportunity to make advanced embedded applications. Thanks to its powerful processor, the Koa-PicoITX is perfect for image processing, mapping and odometry calculation. The Koa-PicoITX was developed to work with a Koala, but can be used as a standalone mini-computer in your own application.

Koala version II

Koala is a mid-size robot designed for real-world applications. Bigger than Khepera, more powerful, and capable of carrying larger accessories, Koala has the functionality necessary for use in practical applications (like sophisticated battery management), rides on 6 wheels for indoor all-terrain operation, and sports stylish bodywork for attractive demonstrations.

K-Junior version 1

The K-Junior is the perfect robot to discover deeply the robotics. It comes with many features and sensors allowing you to be comfortable with today's robotic. This is the first version.

KoreMotor

The KoreMotor controler board can be used as a KoreBot extension or as a standalone module that is able to control four DC motors. It provides an open loop interface or PID algorithm control with several complementary features such as current limitation, software position limits and internal commands generator.
The KoreMotor can receive commands from a serial RS232 link, an I2C bus or a KNet connection from a Koala or a KoreBot.




User Manual


Korebot

At the size of a credit card, KoreBot is a powerful embedded platform based on with an XScale processor and Linux OS.




User Manual

Software


KorebotLE

KoreBotLE is the Light Edition of the Korebot.




User Manual

Software

KorebotSound

Also named as KoreAudio, the KoreSound board is a KoreBot extension that provides audio playback and recording capabilities.
It offers one audio stereo output and two audio stereo inputs.




User Manual

Software

CMU Cam

The well known camera from the CMU university for the Khepera.


Features

  • Color Matrix Vision Sensor (176x255 pixels)
  • Color blobs tracking
  • Motion tracking with frame differences
  • Mean color and variance data
  • Color histograms
  • Dump all or part of the raw image to Khepera memory


New Experimental Possibilities

  • Landmark recognition
  • Visual stimuli classification
  • Onboard image processing

The new Khepera CMUcam turret is based on the famous CMUcam2 module form Carnegie Mellon University. It provides embedded image processing functions for the Khepera robot and allow to download part of the image to the robot for user specific processing.

The turret is however not designed to allow the complete image download to a remote PC for image processing on a computer. Remote image processing should be performed using a K2D vision turret.

With the CMUcam turret, vision based experiments with multiple robot is possible, as each robot can be fully independent without cables and without a remote operation program. All image preprocessing functions are performed on the turret processor to keep the robot main processor free for other tasks.

Please check the CMUcam vision turret user manual for further details about the available features.


CMUcam Vision Turret Specifications

Elements

Technical Information

Sensors

Color CMOS Camera (OV7620)

Resolution of Image

176x255 RGB color 24-bit per pixel

On Board Preprocessing

Color tracking, frame differencing, histograms, sub-sampling, etc ...

Extension Bus

The CMUcam vision turret is a top turret. No other turrets can be added on top of the CMUcam, but it can be used on top of others.

Size

Diameter: 55 mm
Height: 40 mm


User Manual


Text to Speech


This interface enables the Hemisson robot to speak fluent English. The on-board speaker will pronounce every word transfered in ASCII code on the Hemisson I2C bus.




(Ref. HemTextToSpeech), 1-year warranty

User Manual

Software


Rotating Contact

This accessory avoid the twisting cable in long experiments. It is placed on the cable between the robot and the RS232 communication module.



BasicStamp 2© Interface



With this module, you can plug a BasicStamp2© module and control the Hemisson from the Basic development environment. You can also connect all the existing BasicStamp2© extension modules. The BasicStamp2© module is not provided.




(Ref. HemBasicStamp), 1-year warranty

User Manual


KoreSound (KoreAudio)


KoreSound (also known as KoreMedia or KoreAudio) can acquire 4 channels single-ended inputs (2x stereo) and can playback 2 channels single-ended outputs (1x Stereo). A KoreBot Linux driver is provided to use the board as a standard Linux sound device, so that any standard Linux application can work with the sound interface in a transparent way.

This board does not work standalone: it requires a KB-250 stack including a KoreBot. The KB-250 interface is an open standard interface to expand the functionality of an existing ARM base platform in a easy and fast way. Besides using a full line of off-the-shelf KB-250 modules, developers can also design their own modules. KB-250 modules can be used singularly or stacked together.


Requirements:


User Manual

Software

PC/104 Extension


Discontinued: replaced with Koa-PicoITX

PC/104 is a standard for PC-compatible circuit board modules that can be stacked together to create an embedded computer system. PC/104 systems are very similar to standard desktop PCs but with a far smaller form factor. These systems can be programmed with the same development tools used with full-size PCs which reduces the need and cost of custom development efforts. A wide variety of third-party modules is available for the PC/104 bus including sound I/O, data acquisition boards, and GPS. More than 200 vendors world-wide supply hardware, software, and engineering services to support the growing PC/104 standard.

A custom interface board connects the PC/104 and Koala providing communications and power. Communication between the Koala and the PC/104 is done via the Koala's RS232 serial port, meaning that the front and back serial ports on the Koala can no longer be used.

PC/104 processor boards provided by K-Team have the following features:

  • Pentium MMX 266 MHz with 64MB RAM
  • Onboard Video Display
  • Onboard Ethernet Interface
  • EIDE, Floppy, keyboard, mouse and SVGA monitor interface
  • PC/104 and PC/104+ extension bus
  • Ultra Slim ATA 20Gb disk (2.5")
  • Power Converter for Koala

We also provide the following optional extensions:

  • Video FrameGrabber (BT 848 chipset)
  • Wireless ethernet connection for remote control
  • Single or double pan-tilt camera to interface with the onboard frame-grabber

K-Team ships PC/104 modules with Linux pre-installed, but the user is free to install another PC/104 supported operating system such as DOS, Windows (3.1, 95, 98 and NT4.0), QNX, or OS/2.

K-Team is actively promoting Linux as an operating system for autonomous robotics (see the Real Time Linux project). However, development is currently limited by the small number of video capture devices supported under Linux. By supporting linux drivers for video capture cards, K-Team aims at advancing its use in miniature autonomous robotics.
Please see Video for Linux homepage.


PC/104 Interface Specifications

Elements

Technical Information

Power supply

15W, 5VDC

Interface

PC/104 and PC/104+ Extension

Communication

RS232, up to 56kbps

Koala Autonomy

30 mn to 40 mn according to configuration


User Manual


High Reflective Paper


This special paper reflects infrared light roughly 1000 times better than white paper.

New Sensor Characteristics
The graph below shows the characteristics of a Khepera sensor facing a small wall covered with this reflective paper. Any other degree of reflectivity between the two displayed curves can be obtained by varying the width of a thin strip of the reflective paper.




Radio Modem Wireless Bluetooth


The Koala robot can be connected to a host computer using a wireless RS232 connection. The Bluetooth modem can be paired with any Bluetooth enabled computer, and up to seven robots can communicate with the same computer using such a configuration. The module price includes mounting, configuration and testing of the modem.

Depending on the device class on the computer side, the communication range is up to 100 meters. The communication device on the computer side is not included with this module.


Radio Modem Interface Specifications

Elements

Technical Information

Transmission speed

up to 115.2 kbps

Interface

RS232 female DB9

Radio transmission frequency

2,45GHz

Radio transmission

Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum PSK

Radio transmission power

100 mW nominal

Range

~100 m




Wireless Camera

Wireless cam Features
  • Use on the KheperaIII or as standalone
  • Support RTSP (Real Time Streaming Protocole)
  • MPEG-4 Simple Profile Video Compression
  • Compact Size with Stylish Design
  • Easy to install and configure
  • SLLP (Superior Low Light Performance)
  • up to 16 Cameras recording Software
  • High resolution (640x480 pixels)

New Experimental Possibilities
  • Autonomous vision experiment with remote processing
  • Multi-robot vision experiment
  • High quality image processing

The KheperaIII wireless camera is designed to transmit sound and video from the KheperaIII robot to an access point or router (802.11b/g). Images and sound can then be processed on a remote computer before sending commands back to the robot using a KoreWifi. The camera is very easy to connect and use. First configure the SSID and the WepKey to match with your Wireless Network, and thereafter the camera will automatically connect to the network. You can access to the video and the sound with a simple web browser or with the given software. The camera orientation can be changed to match specific experiment's needs.

The KheperaIII wireless camera is an alternative to the the KoreUSBcam, with various advantages. Better quality, simple image processing on an external computer, easy to use.

The standard configuration with the Wireless Cam is the following:
  • KheperaIII robot
  • KoreBotLE
  • KoreWifi
  • KheperaIII WirelessCam

This configuration can be duplicated up to 16 times (number of available channels). The KoreBotLE with the KoreWifi also allows connecting the robot to the Wireless Network.

KheperaIII WirelessCam Specifications

Elements Technical Information
Sensors Color CMOS camera
Resolution of Image Up to 30/25 frames at 640x480
Networking Protocol TCP/IP, HTTP, SMTP, FTP, DDNS, UPnP, Telnet, NTP, DNS, DHCP and RTSP
WLAN 802.11g wireless LAN
Lens Fixed focal with fine tuning, 4.0mm, F2.0
Weight Net 170g
Dimension 35mm(D) * 108mm(W) * 76mm(H)