The new mobile manipulator XL-GEN blends the mobility offered by the Robotnik’s SUMMIT-XL robot and the dexterity offered by the Gen2 Ultra lightweight robot arm from Kinova. The mobile platform offers unlimited work space to the manipulator.
The autonomous XL-GEN can be configured in different ways: without arm, ready to integrate an arm from Kinova or with 7, 6 or 4 DOF arm with the option to integrate a 2 or 3 finger gripper. Due to the low power consumption of the arm, this mobile platform has an autonomy of up to 10 hours.
Furthermore, XL-GEN, that uses open architecture and modular control ROS, can mount different sensors as lasers and cameras, among others.
The robot has two possible kinematic configurations. The omnidirectional configuration mounts mecanum wheels on an independent suspension system. The mecanum wheels can be easily replaced by conventional wheels (rim mount), thus allowing easy switch from the indoor omnidirectional configuration to the versatile skid-steering configuration, both indoors and outdoors.
XL-GEN has been designed for several research applications in fields like inspection, medicine, logistics or remote monitoring.Watch VIDEO