SUMMIT XL STEEL is a robotic platform for R&D applications especially for indoors enviroments. It is noted due to its robust design, which can support up to 130 Kg. of payload.
The mobile platform has skid-steering / omnidirectional kinematics based on 4 high power motor wheels. Each wheel integrates a hub brushless motor with gearbox and encoder (optional). The odometry is computed with the use of a high precision angular sensor mounted inside the chassis and four encoders (optionally).
The robot base can navigate autonomously or teleoperated by means of a PTZ camera that transmits video in real time.
SUMMIT XL STEEL can be configured with a wide range of sensors. It also has internal (USB, RS232, GPIO and RJ45) and external connectivity (USB, RJ45, power supplies 5, 12 VDC and battery) to add custom components easily.
Summit XL STEEL uses the ROS open architecture.