Seekur is a holonomic, all-weather, outdoor robot platform for outdoor security, inspection and research. Seekur’s unique shape and omnidirectional steering allow truly holonomic movement. This means that it can turn in its own length or even move sideways if blocked from front and behind.
With 8 -12 hours of run time and four wheel drive and independent suspension and it can cover miles and miles of terrain in a day.
The Seekur robot and all optional equipment has an extended operating temperature rating of at least -20° to 50° C (-4° to 122° F).
A Seekur can be made fully autonomous. Equipped with optional onboard vision processing, wireless communications, dexterous manipulators, GPS or laser rangefinders it can handle nearly any outdoor task.
The robot base with onboard PCs can drive controlled by keys, wireless or tethered joystick or software whole-platform velocity control; communicate robot state & control information including (x,y,theta) position estimate, user I/O, and battery charge data; run programs created with ARIA or other software development environment; simulate offline with the simulator that accompanies each development environment, and more.
With the Laser Mapping and Navigation package, the robot can map warehouses, hangars, lab spaces, and any other indoor space in minutes; Accurately localize within the mapped indoor known space; autonomously navigate by planning and following dynamic paths to goals; and avoid obstacles along the way.
With the Outdoor Navigation package, the robot can also navigate both indoors or outdoors; map indoors and out; Accurately localize within either a mapped indoor known space or outdoors using DGPS data; autonomously plan dynamic paths to goals, avoiding obstacles on the way. This holonomic drive, programmable robot can be used in unlimited applications. Whether you’re researching advanced, outdoor inspection and surveillance or basic robot navigation the Seekur will fit your needs.
The Seekur base package includes:
- Seekur base
- Rugged steel suspension
- Weight saving aluminum unibody construction
- 4 wheel omni-directional steering
- 4 wheel drive
- LCD user interface with diagnostic screens and backlight
- High power DC-DC conversion for accessories
- Low-level SeekurOS and configuration tool
- Pioneer SDK software
- Durable 24V nickel-cadmium battery pack
- Operations manual
- Bumpers (automatically halt platform motion)
- Emergency shutdown buttons (4)
- Additional accessories and options are available in addition to these standard features.
DIMENSIONS: 1.4×1.3×1.1m (LxWxH) (55x51x43 in.)
GROUND CLEARANCE: 180mm
WHEELBASE: 900mm, TRACK 800mm
BODY: Lightweight aluminum all-weather unibody
IP RATING: IP54
TEMPERATURE RATING: -20°C-+50°C (-4°F-+122°C) operation
ENERGY STORAGE: nickel cadmium
RUN TIME: 3-8 hrs
STEERING & SUSPENSION: 4 wheel omnidirectional steering and steel suspension
with 50mm travel
MAXIMUM SPEED: 1.8m/s (4mph)
TERRAIN: Pavement, grass, snow, and dirt terrain
SLOPE: 20% grade
TYPES: guarded tele-operation, manual remote or manual direct drive, plus indoor autonomous operation optionElectronics
Robot Control System for easy control and robot state estimates
Up to 5 optional programmable PCs with solid state storage
Expandable user digital and analog I/O on external high speed CANbus
LCD with backlight with diagnostic screens
5/12/24VDC regulated and switched (software-controlled) export power
Laser Autonomous Navigation package with one or more laser range-finder sensors
One or more MobileRanger C3D outdoor stereovision systems
Pan/Tilt/Zoom Color camera
Outdoor Autonomous Navigation package with Differential GPS
MobileEyes remote GUI for control and visualization
1 year included; 3 year optional