I work at Saxion University of Applied Sciences. In our mechatronics research group we are looking for a robust wheeled outdoor mobile ground robot that can be used for several research projects on topics such as outdoor navigation and autonomous sample taking. It must have a payload of 75kg and max weight of around 100kg. Moreover, we want to have an accurate (+/-1 cm, +/-5 degrees) estimation of the pose of the robot. However, this last part could be purchased separately from the mobile platform. As we aim to use the platform in agriculture, it must withstand dust, sand, water, rain, mud, etc. Of course the platform must be able to work with ROS and preferably ROS 2 out of the box.
Currently we are considering:
- Husky from Clearpath
- Rover 4x4 Pro from Rover Robotics
- Panther from Husarion
- Scout 2.0 or Hunter 2.0 from AgileX
- SUMMIT-XL or RB-VOGUI from Robotnik
Do you know any supplier or robot that we are missing in this list? It would also be nice if we could add a mobile robot builder from the Netherlands to our list.