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  • Neuroinformatics and
    Cognitive Robotics Lab


    The research of the Department of Neuroinformatics and Cognitive Robotics is focused on the development of behavior-oriented sensorimotor systems, especially mobile robots, with lifelong learning capabilities to adapt perception and behavioral control to changing environmental conditions.
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    • CompanionAble

    • Size:
      • footprint 0,45m * 0,5m
      • height 1,2m
      • weight 40kg
      Drive:
      • differential drive
      • 2 driven wheels
      • 1 castor wheel
      Sensors:
      • frontal camera SVS-VISTEC eco274CVGE (ethernet) with fisheye lens in “nose”
      • MS Kinect sensor in display
      • laser range finder SICK S300 frontal at height 0,23m
      • sonar array Metralabs 14x transducer at height 0,1m
      • AKG CMT microphone (3 directional + 1 omni-channel) on top of head
      • bumper ring at bottom
      • odometer
      Onboard-PC:
      • processor Core i7-620 (2.66GHz)
      • 8 GB RAM
      • Linux openSUSE 11.3
      Power Supply

      • Ah Li-ion batteries
      • 12h operating time
      • rear docking connector
      Other:
      • 15,4” touch sensitive display
    • Konrad & Suse

    • Size:
      • footprint 0,6m * 0,75m
      • height 1,5m
      • weight 75
      Drive:
      • differential drive
      • 2 driven wheels
      • 1 castor wheel
      Sensors:
      • omnidirectional camera Metralabs 4x µEye122xLE-C (USB) rig on top of head
      • frontal camera Imaging Source DFK21F04 (Firewire) in neck
      • laser range finder SICK S300 frontal at height 0,4m
      • sonar array Metralabs 24x Senscomp 600 transducer at height 0,1m
      • AKG CMT microphone (3 directional + 1 omni-channel) on top of head
      • bumper ring at bottom
      • odometer
      • RFID sensors on neck and floor
      • acceleration indicator
      Onboard-PC:
      • processor Core2 Duo T7400 (2.17GHz)
      • 2 GB RAM
      • Linux openSUSE 11.3
      Power Supply
      • 42 Ah lead-acid batteries
      • 10h operating time
      Other:
      • 15” touch sensitive display
      • Metralabs 5-DoF head
    • ALIAS

    • Size:
      • footprint 0,6m * 0,75m
      • height 1,5m
      • weight 75kg
      Drive:
      • differential drive
      • 2 driven wheels
      • 1 castor wheel
      Sensors:
      • omnidirectional camera Metralabs 4x µEye122xLE-C rig on top of head
      • frontal camera SVGigE in neck
      • laser range finder SICK S300 frontal at height 0,4m
      • sonar array Metralabs 24x Senscomp 600 transducer at height 0,1m
      • bumper ring at bottom
      • odometer
      Onboard-PC:
      • 1x processor Core2 Duo T7400 (2.16GHz)
      • 2 GB RAM
      • Linux Fedora 15
      • 1x Apple Mac Mini (2.66 GHz)
      • 4 GB RAM
      • Windows 7
      Power Supply
      • 42 Ah lead-acid batteries
      • 10h operating time
      Other:
      • 15” touch sensitive display (connected to Windows PC)
      • Metralabs 4-DoF head
      • Wii Game Console
    • CORA

    • Size:
      • footprint 0,6m * 0,75m
      • height 1,5m
      • weight 75kg
      Drive:
      • differential drive
      • 2 driven wheels
      • 1 castor wheel
      Sensors:
      • omnidirectional camera Metralabs 4x µEye122xLE-C (USB) rig on top of head
      • frontal camera Imaging Source DFK21F04 (Firewire) in neck
      • laser range finder SICK S300 frontal at height 0,4m
      • sonar array Metralabs 24x Senscomp 600 transducer at height 0,1m
      • bumper ring at bottom
      • odometer
      Onboard-PC:
      • processor Core2 Duo T7400 (2.17GHz)
      • 2 GB RAM
      • Linux Fedora 12
      Power Supply
      • 42 Ah lead-acid batteries
      • 10h operating time
      Other:
      • 15” touch sensitive display
      • Metralabs 5-DoF head
    • TOOMAS

    • Size:
      • footprint 0,6m * 0,75m
      • height 1,5m
      • weight 75kg
      Drive:
      • differential drive
      • 2 driven wheels
      • 1 castor wheel
      Sensors:
      • omnidirectional camera Sony RPU-C2512 on top of head
      • frontal camera Imaging Source DFK21F04 in neck
      • laser range finder SICK LMS200 frontal at height 0,4m
      • sonar array Metralabs 24x Senscomp 600 transducer at height 0,1m
      • bumper ring at bottom
      • odometer
      Onboard-PC:
      • processor Core2 Duo T7400 (2.17GHz)
      • 2 GB RAM
      • Linux Fedora 12
      Power Supply
      • 42 Ah lead-acid batteries
      • 10h operating time
      Other:
      • 15” touch sensitive display
      • Metralabs 5-DoF head
    • HOROS

    • Size:
      • footprint 0,43m * 0,52m
      • height 1,25m
      • weight 20kg
      Drive:
      • differential drive
      • 2 driven wheels
      • 1 castor wheel
      Sensors:
      • frontal camera (forehead) Webcam
      • frontal camera (eye) FireWire Firefly
      • laser range finder SICK S300 frontal at height 0,32m
      • sonar array at height 0,185m
      • bumper ring at bottom
      • odometer
      Onboard-PC:
      • Processor Intel® Core 2 Duo P9600
      • RAM DDR3-1066 SO-DIMM 2GB
      • HDD Samsung HM250HI 2,5'', SATA, 250 GB
      • Linux openSuse 11.3
      Tablet-PC:
      • Slimbook P120, processor Intel Centrino 1,5GHz
      • 1 GB DDR RAM
      • 40GB Festplatte
      • Windows XP
      Power Supply
      • 42 Ah lead-acid batteries
      • 10h operating time
      Power Supply (slimbook):
      • 1h operating time
      • Metralabs 5-DoF head
    • PERSES

    • Size:
      • footprint 0,53 m in diameter
      • height 1,8m
      • weight 150 kg with current setup
      Drive:
      • synchronous drive
      • 4 driven wheels
      Sensors:
      • 48 sonar sensors (aligned in two layers)
      • 24 infrared sensors, 56 tactile sensors (bumpers)
      • laser range finder SICK LMS400
      • 3 color cameras (Sony DFW-VL500):
      • 1 omnidirectional color camera with 360° panoramic view at the top of the robot
      • 2 frontally aligned (binocular) cameras on a 6 DoF active-vision head
      Onboard-PC:
      • processor Core i7-620M (2,6 GHz)
      • 4 GB RAM
      • Linux openSUSE 11.4
      Power Supply
      • 60 Ah lead-acid batteries
      • 6h operating time
      Other:
      • 15” touch sensitive display
    • MILVA

    • Size:
      • footprint 1,05 * 0,70m
      • height 0,6m
      • weight 120kg
      Drive:
      • tricycle drive
      • driven and steered front wheel
      Sensors:
      • omnidirectional camera RDFW-VL500 at height 0,90m
      • laser range finder SICK PLS 200 frontal at height 0,52m
      • laser range finder backward Hokuyo URG-04LX at height 0,63m
      • 4 backward sonar sensors at height 0,24m
      • bumper ring at bottom
      • odometer in both rear wheels
      • GPS-module
      Onboard-PC:
      • Mini ITX Mainboard “Thunderbird/MM”, Fa. Lippert Automation
      • processor Pentium M Centrino 2 GHz
      • 1 GB RAM 333 (PC2700)
      • Linux openSUSE 11.2
      • HDD 2,5” Hitachi HTS 548040M94T00 40 GB
      Power Supply
      • 24V (2 x 12V) 65 Ah Panasonic lead-acid batteries (LC-X1265P)
      • 6h operating time
      Other:
      • WLAN-module
      • 15” display Optrex with touch screen add-on “eTurboTouch 15” (capacitive)
      • joystick
    • Khepera

    • Size:
      • diameter 70mm
      • height 30mm
      • weight 80g
      Drive:
      • differential drive
      • 2 driven wheels
      • 2 castor points, 0,02 . . 0,5 m/s
      Sensors:
      • 8 infra-red (range 100mm)
      • 3 analog inputs (0-4.3V, 8bit)
      • communication standard serial port, up to 115kbps
      • incremental encoders (roughly 12 pulses per mm of robot motion)
      • front camera
      • omni-directional camera (analog)
      Onboard-PC:
      • Motorola 68331, 25MHz
      •  RAM 512 Kbyte, Flash 512 Kbytes (Programmable via serial port)
      •  (Khepera I: Motorola 68331 CPu, 16 MHz, 256 KB RAM, 512 KB EEPROM)
      Power Supply
      • NiMh-Accu
      • max. 1h operating time
      Other:
      • serial port for power supply and communication for higher level applications
      • remote control software for Labview, Matlab and Sysquake