Swarmanoid hardware

Foot-bots

The foot-bot is a particular configuration of modules based on the marXbot robotic platform. The foot-bot configuration includes a top CPU and vision module, a distance scnaner, a range and bearing module, a self-assembling module and a basic (mobility & battery) module.

Foot-bot Features:

  • Compact size: 17 cm diameter x 29 cm, 1.8 kg
  • Modular system
  • High computational power including float processing
  • Distance scanner measuring distance up to 1.5m
  • Two cameras, one mounted as omnicamera
  • Self-assembling mechanism
  • Hot-swappable battery
  • Treel mobility system

final foot-bot

Foot-bots can self-assemble and have many ways to communicate to coordinate their actions. Color display is probaly one of the most interesting situated communication.

foot-bots

The footbot can now dock with another footbot, as shown below.