Monday, September 15, 2014
The SR4 Autonomous Mobile Robot
The SR4 Robot is an over three foot tall, 50+ lb. payload capacity mobile robot platform with Linux, wireless web connectivity, and expandability (power connections, expansion/mount space and USB, Serial, I2C and Wireless 80211.g and b connectivity). The SR4 is currently in use in North and South America, the Pacific Rim and in Eastern and Western Europe as both an educational tool and an application development platform.
  • As an Educational Platform - software, electronics, sensors and mechanical systems. Learn, improve or expand your skills in Java, Linux, networking, databases and the web. In electronics, design and/or install your own add-ons to the SR4 Robot, using the robotís on-board power and extensive connectivity options (USB, serial, I2C, pin-headers, wireless 80211.g and b) Ė or study the robotís current systems. Add a wireless video camera to the robot with over-the-web viewing and control. Add other sensors to the SR4, or adapt or develop your own robotic arm or other mechanical devices for the robot.
  • As an Application Development Platform - For engineers, designers, developers, project managers, entrepreneurs, students, businesses and organizations. Customize the SR4 Robot with your own software and hardware add-ons. Develop and/or experiment with your own applications of intelligent mobile robots; Office Robots, and robots for Restaurants, Fire and Security, People with Disabilities, and Seniors and robots for other applications in light industry, business and home. (More....)
  • SR4 Robot Specifications: The SR4 features the Linux operating system, Java, the GWX Express single board computer with an ARM microprocessor, wireless (and wired) Ethernet networking, web connectivity, and an on-board web server (some items are optional, depending on the model selected). The SR4ís sensor complement includes sonar for obstacle avoidance (standard), wheel encoders (standard), and an experimental position triangulation system that utilizes ultrasonic beacon signals (optional on SR4-P and standard on SR4-N). The SR4 robot is designed for expandability, both physically and electronically. (More detail....)

    Western Kentucky University, Smart Robots Partner
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    The SR4 Robot made the cover of the March 2009 issue of Circuit Cellar Magazine. Here is a different version of the cover photo with the SR4 pictured taking a stroll in the woods, walking Parallax's Scribbler alongside.        
    SR4 Professional
    SR4-P  $7495
    SR4-P features:
    • Techsol GWX Embedded PC
    • Sensor band with impact,
      proximity, distance
      and IR sensors
    • Wireless adaptor
    • 4 GB Flash Drive
    • Motor Wheel Base
    • Motor Controller
    • Wheel Encoders
    • User Panel
    • Battery Power Supply
    • Battery Charger
    SR4 Navigator
    SR4-N  $9495
    All SR4-P features plus:
    • Triangulation Base and
      two Remote Beacon Units

    SR4 Triangulator Lab
    SR4-TL  $2995
    SR4-TL features:
    • For experimentation with
      position finding independent
      of the SR4 Robot
    • Triangulation Base Unit
    • Two Remote Beacon Units
    • Techsol GWX embedded PC
    • SR4 power board
    • SR4 User Panel

    SR4 Office
    SR4-O  $18,950
    All SR4-N features plus:
    • An advanced commercial-grade
      navigation system which replaces
      the experimental beacon
      triangulation system
    • Multiple carry trays for
      copies, mail, coffee, meals, etc.
    (minimum quantity order required)
    Note: The photos of the robot interior on this page and others show the robot with the single board computer, the Linksys wireless adapter, and the triangulation base unit. These components are not available on every model.