Suppliers for Mobile Outdoor Robots

Hi all,

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:

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.

Another one: https://www.intermode.io/

We have robots.ros.org. That website is a bit long in the tooth, but we have the capability to create a similar list using the new ros.org. If someone curated a new list I would gladly help get it on the new ros.org.

This would be a great project for a student interested in joining the ROS community. If you would like more information let me know.

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Another one: https://capra.ooo/

The Intermode robot does not seem suitable for applications in agriculture to me. For the Capra robot I am not sure yet. It seems really robust and rugged, but the wheels in the middle make them less suitable for the applications we need.

The https://robots.ros.org/ website is actually quite nice to have an overview. I found a robot from Innok Robotics there, that I missed before.