The RobotGeek Geekbot Advanced with BrainOS is a special edition of our Geekbot Platform powered by Brain Corporation's BrainOS. This robot can be controlled via a custom iPhone App allowing direct control, telepresence, and autonomous behavior . The Geekbot uses a Raspberry Pi to process image data from its RobotGeek Webcam and traverse obstacles in its environment.
Each Geekbot Advanced with BrainOS comes with a Raspberry Pi and SD card with BrainOS pre-installed. Custom firmware on the Geekduino Microcontroller allows the raspberry Pi to control the Geekduino and all attached devices (5 servo motors and 2 sensors). The new RobotGeek Parallel gripper can pick up a variety of objects and with two 1.5" force sensing resistors, the robot can tell when it's picking objects up. You will need to sand your gripper for smooth operation, more details available in the assembly guide.
The Geekbot can be configures in many different ways - you can hide all the electronics whitin the robot, or put everything on the top deck for easy access. Plentifull centimeter-grid holes allow you to add a huge nuber of sensors and actuators from our RobotGeek Line of accessories. You can even add more decks to your rover for endless possiblities. Powered by two high speed continuous turn robot servos, the GeekBot has a strong payload capability of 1kg/2.2lbs and moves fast at up to 0.4Mps / 1.3fps. All of the servos and sensors are run by our RobotGeek Geekduino. And the Geekbot Advanced comes with a rechargable 7.4v 2200mAh Lithium Polymer battery to power your robot.
This robot harnesses the power of BrainOS, a Linux based platform for runing robots. Brain Corporation's work on BrainOS is unique because they are designing a system that is intended to be trained instead of programmed. The idea is that there are tasks that are far easier to 'train' a robot to perform vs program the robot to perform. Brain OS is great for service robots that need to interact with their environment in a complex fashion. Training can be shared among multiple robots, allowing you to deploy a whole swarm of BrainOS based robots.
The most basic function of the Geekbot Advanced with BrainOS is to act a a simple telepresence robot. Via a smartphone interface you can move the robot, open/close it's gripper and adjust your camera angle. This is a great tool for getting started with your robot and as a demonstration tool
Using this demo you can have the Geekbot hunt for the red rubber ball included in your kit. When the Geekbot gets to the ball it will grab the ball, pick it up and run away!
The Visual Learn demo shows off where BrainOS really shines. Using this demo you can drive the Geekbot around several brightly colored obstacles. Once you've stopped 'teaching' the robot how to get around, you can start from the beginning and have the Geekbot navigate the objects all on its own! You can even move the objects to see how the Geekbot reacts.
All control demos require an iPhone, iPod touch or iPad running iOS 8.3 or later.
- 1 x Geekbot Robotic Platform that includes:
- 2 x RG-4C Continuos Rotation Servos
- 1 x RobotGeek Geekduino
- 1 x RobotGeek Sensor Shield
- 1 x RobotGeek Wide Parallel Gripper - includes 2 x RG-13 180 Degree Servos
- 2 x 1.5" Force Sensing Resistor Kits for Gripper
- 1 x RobotGeek Webcam with 1 x RG-13 180 Degree Servo and mount
- 1 x Raspberry Pi 2
- 1 x 8 GB SD card with BrainOS installed
- 1 x Wifi Adaptor
- 1 x 7.4v 2200MaH LiPo battery with charger
- Cables, tools and hardware for the Geekbot