SUMMIT-X is a dual configuration mobile platform designed mainly for indoor tasks, although it also can work outdoor. SUMMIT-X robot can be raised to a considerable height (such a table, for example). The scissor mechanism of the mobile robot, has also the ability to lower its CDG allowing it to reach speeds up to 3m/s.
On the other hand, SUMMIT-X has omnidirectional or skid-steering kinematics based on 4 high-power motor wheels. Each wheel integrates a hub brushless motor with gearbox, speed sensors and optional encoder. The odometry is computed with the use of the four independent wheels speeds and a high precision angular sensor mounted inside the chassis.
The robot base can navigate autonomously or teleoperated by means of a PTZ camera that transmits video in real time. The common sensor options include a Hokuyo laser scanner and a range of RTK-GPS kits. It also has internal (USB, RS232, GPIO) and external connectivity (USB, RJ45, 5 and 12 VDC and battery) to add custom components easily.