Khepera III

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Main Features
  • Compact
  • Easy to Use
  • Powerful Embedded Computing Power
  • Swappable battery pack
  • Multiple sensor arrays
  • KoreBot compatible Extension bus
  • High quality and high accuracy DC motors

Khepera III Specifications

Elements Technical Information
Processor DsPIC 30F5011 at 60MHz and Arm at 600MHz (see Korebot II below)
RAM 4 KB on DsPIC, 128 MB on KoreBot II Extension
Flash 66 KB on DsPIC, 32 MB on KoreBot II Extension
Motion 2 DC brushed servo motors with incremental encoders (roughly 22 pulses per mm of robot motion)
Speed Max: 0.5 m/s
Sensors 8 Infra-red proximity and ambient light sensors with up to 30cm range, 2 Infra-red ground proximity sensors for line following applications, 5 Ultrasonic sensors with range 20cm to 4 meters
I/O Several IO with KoreIO Extension 2 programmable LED
Power Power Adapater Swapable Lithium-Polymer battery pack (1350 mAh)
Autonomy ~8 hours, moving continuously, without KoreBot. Additional turrets will reduce battery life.
Communication Standard Serial Port, up to 115kbps USB communication with KoreBot Wireless Ethernet with KoreBot and WiFi card
Extension Bus Expansion modules can be added to the robot using the KB-250 bus.
Size Diameter: 130 mm Height: 70 mm
Weight Approx 690 g
Payload Approx 2000 g
Simulator V-REP, realistic 3D Simulator and robot programming (included for education), model for Khepera III included
Development Environment for Autonomous Application GNU C/C++ compiler, for native on-board applications with KoreBot. Freeware
Remote control Software via tether or radio LabVIEW® (on PC, MAC or SUN) using RS232. MATLAB® (on PC, MAC, Linux or SUN) using RS232. SysQuake® (on PC, MAC, Linux or SUN) using RS232. Freeware. Any other software capable of RS232 communication

Korebot 2 Specifications
Elements Technical Information
Processor Intel XSCALE PXA-270 @ 600MHz
RAM 128 MBytes
FLASH 32 MBytes
Power Supply Input: 5VOutput: Embedded power regulation for Compact Flash, and other 3.3V extensions...
Power Consumption Idle: 500mWMax: 1200mW
Connectors 1 x Compact Flash Type I socket 1 x uSD socket1 x KB-250 Interface (2x50-pin, see below) 2 x RS232 (KoreConnect needed) 1 x USB Host (mini USB connector) 1 x Gumstix extension connector
KB-250 Interface 3x Serial RS332 (including Bluetooth compatible port)3x USB Master port (to connect USB camera)1x MMC controller (MutiMedia Card)1x LCD controller1x I2C bus (400kb/s)1x SSP/SPI bus (1.8Mb/s)1x AC97 sound controller2 x PWM pins53 x GPIO pins (if not used for above features)
OS Support Linux 2.6.x (OpenEmbedded Ansgtröm Distribution)
License GPL license on boot loader.
KoreBot Platform Package System bootloader in executable format. GNU-Linux Development Based Environment.
Optional Extensions KoreMotor drive up 4 DC motors. KoreConnect (Easier connection to RS232 ports and USB Client). KoreJTAG (JTAG to USB interface, credits to S. Gerlach). KoreUSBCam (USB Camera module) KoreIO (Analog I/O, digtal out, servo control). KoreWifi
Size 85mm x 57mm x 33 mm
Weight 52g

KoreBot II Standard Connectivity

KoreBot II provides an embedded USB Host to allow the connection of any USB device directly to board. Such a feature allows the connection of standard:
  • USB video camera
  • Keyboard & mouse
  • USB storage
  • PDAs
  • etc ...
KoreBot II provides One Compact Flash Slot to allow the connection of standard pocket PC extensions. Such a features allow the connection of standard:
  • Wireless Ethernet card
  • Bluetooth card
  • Flash Storage card
  • etc ...