Hi ROS Users,
We are happy to announce that our robot Reachy is now equipped with a mobile base!
As we’ve already mentioned in this post, Reachy is an open source humanoid robot that comes with a head, a torso and two 7 DoF bio-inspired arms. It is equipped with a full SDK that allows you to develop your own applications (Python and ROS 2 Foxy) so the robot runs autonomously. Besides it can also be teleoperated with a virtual reality headset. Specific tasks may be tested right away, it is also a huge shortcut for designing applications instead of programming complex behaviors.
And now we have officially launched the mobility feature. Reachy can be mounted on a cylinder-shaped mobile base equipped with 3 omniwheels with one encoder and one Inertial Measurement Unit for each wheel, and a 2D Time Of Flight (ToF) LIDAR. The embedded High-end LiFePO4 battery comes with a warranty of 5 to 10 years and offers 10 hours of use. Finally we are integrating the ROS2 navigation stack. Of course, the mobile base can be controlled from the Python SDK or the teleoperation app.
You can see all these features in the following video. You can also check our website https://www.pollen-robotics.com for more information.