In recent years, service robots have developed rapidly, and there is an increasing demand for upper-level development based on the underlying applications of robots. For robots, the importance of the chassis is like that of legs for humans. Almost all functions such as movement, navigation, and obstacle avoidance of robots rely on the chassis. Therefore, the chassis is the foundation and key to the application and development of robots.
However, in order to translate the chassis into actual development, cost, and technological issues must be addressed.
Firstly, there is the issue of cost. Currently, the prices of mobile robot chassis on the market are generally high, For robots with higher functional requirements, the price of the chassis is also relatively higher. The high cost makes it unbearable for many enterprises and consumers. Low cost is the trend for mobile robot chassis to drive the commercialization of service robots.
Secondly, there is the issue of technology. Currently, mobile robot chassis generally use universal chassis, but as segmentation development matures, there are different requirements for chassis in different scenarios. In the future, chassis may develop towards specialization, customization, and high performance. In addition, multi-sensor fusion technology is also a problem that needs to solve.
As a pioneer in the field of mobile robot chassis, SLAMTEC has made significant breakthroughs in both cost and technology, meeting the market’s diverse needs for mobile robot chassis.
According to different application environments and load requirements, SLAMTEC currently offers three types of mobile robot chassis: Hermes, Apollo, and Athena2.0. In the case of the Athena2.0 mobile robot chassis, it only costs the price of a single smartphone while ensuring high performance.
The Athena2.0 mobile robot chassis is equipped with a high-performance autonomous positioning and navigation system, which has complete positioning, navigation, and path planning capabilities. Its small and agile body, as well as its complete configuration, make it highly adaptable to compact environments and capable of carrying out different applications to meet the development needs of various light and small robots.
As SLAMTEC’s next-generation product, Athena2.0 not only achieves a breakthrough in the price of mobile robot chassis but also has a new configuration. The robot’s operation is more stable.
In addition, Athena2.0 adopts multi-sensor fusion technology. In addition to being equipped with a high-performance 25/40m LiDAR, it also integrates various sensors such as ultrasound, depth cameras, anti-collision, and anti-fall, which can help the robot navigate obstacles more flexibly.
When facing various complex commercial environments, Athena2.0 can also successfully complete autonomous mapping, localization, and navigation, and can even construct maps of super large scenes of 500*500m without any inferiority.
In addition, support virtual walls and virtual tracks, and has functions such as autonomous return to charging and cloud-based remote management. It meets hardware standardization requirements for power switches, and control interfaces, and effectively connects to relevant interfaces.
The robot chassis, which is the basic structure of a robot, carries various sensors, actuators, and processors to achieve the functions of movement, perception, and control. The applications of Athena2.0 are widely spread, including hotels, automobile factories, restaurants, buildings, IDC, retail, etc. It can be used for tasks such as automated sorting, transportation, delivery, and cleaning…