Nomad 200

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The Nomad 200 or N200[1] was a commercial research robot manufactured in the 1990s by Nomadic Technologies, Inc. It was a cylindrical robot around 1 metre tall and 20 inches in diameter and moved on three wheels. It could travel at 0.5 metres per second[2] and rotate at 60 degrees per second.[3]

The basic robot, comprising the mobile base and the control system, cost $16,000 in 1990. It could be equipped with 16 sonar sensors mounted around the circumference, 16 infra-red sensors, a magnetic compass, a TV camera and laser rangefinder system and two rows of ten contact sensors. The additional sensor systems cost between $1,500 and $7000.[2]

It was controlled by an on-board Intel 486 based computer system.[4]


  1. ^ "Nomadic FAQ". Nomadics Robot Software and Hardware Support. Retrieved 2010-08-25. 
  2. ^ a b "robotics-faq/part3". Carnegie Mellon University School of Computer Science. 12 December 1994. Retrieved 2010-08-25. 
  3. ^ "Nomad 200". Center for Advanced Technology. Retrieved 2010-08-25. 
  4. ^ "The Nomad 200". Stanford University Knowledge Systems AI Laboratory. 1 November 1994. Retrieved 2010-08-25.