ARan is an extremely versatile platform for research as it features ROS, the well established Open Source Robotics middleware, that provides access to all the hardware through its APIs and allows users to build on top of the existing repositories or to deploy their own software. In terms of hardware, ARan includes two motor-wheels with encoders, a LiDAR, two RGBD cameras, an IMU and both a standard computer and an NVIDIA GPU to make the most out of the robot. In terms of software, ARan is suitable for non-expert users as it offers an intuitive Visual Programing framework, powered by Advanced [...]
Yes. ARan is provided with mechanical mounting points and a user panel including power supply and communication ports (Ethernet, USB, CAN, GPIOs) to easily integrate your own devices or equipment on top of the robot. Furthermore, if a more comprehensive customisation is required, PAL Robotics’ engineering team is on hand to gather the requirements and work on this. Contact us to discover how to customise your ARan.
ARan is equipped with a wide Field of View LiDAR (245º) and 2x RGBD cameras that provide rich data and both CPU and GPU computation power to handle this type of environment. In addition to this, ARan is equipped with a speaker and LED stripes to synthesise voice or emit auditive and luminous signals that help the robot to find its way in environments with people.
The sky's the limit. A robotic arm can be integrated using the mechanical mounting points exposed on ARan and the power supply and communication ports exposed on ARan’s user panel. You decide how both the AMR and the arm coordinate and make the most out of each other. Contact us to discover more about the possibilities of customisation for ARan.
Of course. Thanks to ARan’s off-of-the-shelf wireless connectivity options, i.e. WiFi 6 and Bluetooth 5.0, or with other wireless protocols by easily connecting additional emitters.
Yes, one of the RGBD cameras is pointing towards the floor to account for these specific safety goals.
If you are an expert user you will probably use C++ or Python and will use the ROS API of the robot or link against its libraries. You may also want to use ARan’s RESTful API. If you require an easier entry-level you can use the web-based Visual Programming framework that enables you to quickly define complex behaviours and tasks.