A low-cost robot for multi-robot experiments

Wilfried Elmenreich, Bernhard Heiden, Gerald Reiner, Sergii Zhevzhyk

Publikation: Beitrag in Buch/KonferenzbandBeitrag in Konferenzband


This paper presents a design for a low-cost research robot based on the chassis of a Hexbug Spider, a remote controlled toy robot. Our modification replaces the robot head with a 3d printed adapter part which provides space for sensors, a larger battery, and a microcontroller board. In a second part of the paper we address the manufacturing process of such a robot. The presented robot costs far less than 100 Euro and is suitable for swarm robotic experiments. The hexapod locomotion makes the robot attractive for applications where a two wheel differential drive cannot be used. Our modification is published as open hardware and open source to allow further customizations.
Titel des SammelwerksIn Intelligent Solutions in Embedded Systems (WISES), 12th International Workshop on IEEE
Herausgeber*innen 12th International Workshop on IEEE
ErscheinungsortAncona, Italy
Seiten127 - 132
PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - 2015

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