Community Project – NVIDIA Jetson Robot

Apollo Timbers over at Second Robotics is nearing completion of the NVIDIA Jetson Robot, a robot that is an experimental platform for vision and human interaction. Here’s a glamour shot:
Jetson_bot.

Update 6-7-2015: Here’s some newly released video of the robot in action:

Build Blog

In the Build Blog, the build for the robot is described. The robot has some very nice features:

  • 2 megapixel camera
  • Custom laser cut chassis
  • BaneBots orange wheels with motors/encoders for locomotion
  • Large 10aH lithium Iron Phosphate battery
  • Built in synchronous regenerative breaking
  • Powerful Parallax motor and wheel assembly with built in quadrature encoder.
  • Sabertooth dual motor controller

The blog also has several separate pages on the goals, concept art, power system design, and base build for the robot. In addition there is a spreadsheet with all the parts used during the build. The entire robot can be built for less than $1000 USD! Looking forward to seeing a video of this robot in action.

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