Swarmanoid hardware


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.


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

Swarmanoid project started
on October 1, 2006
The project terminated
on September 30, 2010
Last modified:
August 17, 2010. 14:54:51 pm
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