Marvin (robot)

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Mobile Autonomous Robot Vehicle for Indoor Navigation (Marvin) is a mobile robot developed at Robotics Lab at University of Kaiserslautern, Germany. This platform consists of a differential drive, a bumper for basic operational safety, planar laser range scanners at the front and back side for obstacle detection, a belt of ultrasonic sensors for recognizing jutting edges such as table tops, a web cam, another fixed laser scanner at a height of one meter for a view free of clutter and a stereo microphone system for localization of sound sources. Its control system follows a behavior-based approach and its mapping abilities rely on a 2D geometric and topological strategy.

Technical specifications[edit]

  • Length: 72 cm
  • Width: 72 cm
  • Height: 120 cm
  • Weight: about 80 kg
  • Payload: about 100 kg
  • Power Supply: 2 lead batteries, each 12V
  • Operation Time: 3 hours
  • Drive: Differential drive with 2 electric motors
  • Max. Speed: 4.3 km/h
  • Controller: 2 Maxon-Motor control system, controlled through a DSP-Board
  • Computer: 1 onboard PC
  • Sensors: 2 Sick AG Laser scanners, Ultrasonic belt, 2 Microphones, Camera on pan-tilt unit

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