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  • BlueBotics’ core business is the navigation market, where the company proposes ANT®, its innovative navigation solution. ANT® – autonomous navigation technology – is opening the door to new applications especially in the light load logistics and the service robotics market.

    The company proposes engineering services based on its expertise in mobile robotics with standard platforms, feasibility studies, custom designs and dedicated developments for automation, service robotics and research.
Product Portfolio
  • ANT NAVIGATION

  • ANT® is simple and robust

    ANT® uses natural structures in the environment as reference for localization thus requiring no infrastructure (no need for inductive wires, magnets, or reflectors for triangulation). ANT® can also use simple reflectors either in combination with natural structures, or even alone, providing the best solution for your setup.

    ANT® is quick to install

    ANT® driven vehicles are quickly installed with the ANT® lab tool suite. Modification is even simpler. This makes all setups simple and economical to install and to maintain, no matter if it is a single vehicle or a large fleet.

    ANT® is industrial

    ANT® combines information from industrial encoders and laser scanners to reach an accuracy of ±1 cm and ±1°. ANT® even uses the data from the safety laser scanners available on your vehicle.

    ANT® handles obstacles

    ANT® autonomously handles obstacles by either moving around them (obstacle avoidance), or adapting the speed to avoid emergency situations (path following).
      • ANT navigation

      • Localization, control & missioning for your vehicle
         
        • Complete navigation solution with modular remote I/Os
        • No inductive wires, magnets, triangulation reflectors
        • Simple and robust localization
        • Optimal control of the vehicle
        • Use of safety laser scanners
        • Management of missions
        Benefits
        • Ideal for typical AGVs
        • Proven in different markets around the world
        • Quick installation and modification
        • Easy and flexible industrial integration
        • Compatible with hybrid manual/automatic use
        • Economical even for single vehicle installation
        • Integrated mission management

        Functionality localization, control & missioning
        Kinematics differential drive, tricycle, car-like
        Maximal speed up to 2.0 m/s
        Localization accuracy +/- 1 cm and +/- 1°
        Localization rate 5 Hz
        Collision avoidance mode 10 Hz
        Path following mode 10 Hz
        Motor drives analog, CAN, EtherCAT, EtherNet/IP
        Laser scanners SICK S300/3000, LMS5xx
        Encoders CAN, RS422, Push-Pull, SSI,… (absolute & incremental)
        User configurable I/Os industrial remote I/Os
        Embedded Computer industrial PowerPC
        Operating voltage 24 V DC +/- 15%
        Power consumption <50 W
        Operating temperature 0°C to 40°C
        Storage temperature -25°C to 85°C
        Relativve Humidity 5% to 95% (non-condensing)
        IP Rating IP 20
        Dimensions 340x310x147 mm (WxHxL)
        Weight 7 kg
      • ANT lite+

      • Localization, control & missioning lite for your vehicle
         
        • Complete navigation solution
        • No inductive wires, magnets, triangulation reflectors
        • Simple and robust localization
        • Optimal control of the vehicle
        • Use of safety laser scanners
        • Management of simple missions
        Your benefits
        • Ideal for simple AGVs and automated forklifts
        • Proven in different markets around the world
        • Quick installation and modification
        • Easy industrial integration
        • Compatible with hybrid manual/automatic use
        • Economical even for single vehicle installation
        • Integrated mission management
           
        Functionality localization, control, missioning lite
        Kinematics differential drive, tricycle
        Maximal speed up to 2.0 m/s
        Localization accuracy +/- 1 cm and +/- 1°
        Localization rate 5 Hz
        Collision avoidance mode 10 Hz
        Path following mode 10 Hz
        Encoders CAN
        Laser scanners Hokuyo UAM-05 LP,
        OMRON OS32C-DM,
        SICK S300/s3000
        Motor drives CAN
        User configurable I/Os 8 digitals inputs/ 6 digital outputs
        Embedded Computer industrial PowerPC
        Operating voltage 24 V DC +/- 15%
        Power consumption <20 W
        Operating temperature 0°C to 40°C
        Storage temperature -25°C to 80°C
        Relative Humidity 5% to 95% (non-condensing)
        IP Rating IP 20
        Dimensions 182 x 60 x 190 mm (WxHxL)
        Weight 1.1 kg
      • ANT lite

      • Localization & control for your vehicle
         
        • Complete navigation solution
        • No inductive wires, magnets, triangulation reflectors
        • Simple and robust localization
        • Optimal control of the vehicle
        • Use of measurement laser scanners
        Your benefits
        • Ideal for service robotics
        • Proven in different markets around the world
        • Quick installation and modification
        • Compatible with hybrid manual/automatic use
        • Economical even for single vehicle installation

        Functionality localization & control
        Kinematics differential drive
        Maximal speed up to 2.0 m/s
        Localization accuracy +/- 1 cm and +/- 1°
        Localization rate 5 Hz
        Collision avoidance mode 10 Hz
        Path following mode 10 Hz
        Encoders CAN (incremental)
        Laser scanners P+F OMD30M-R2000,
        SICK LMS1xx/LMS5xx
        Motor drives CAN
        User configurable I/Os 8 digitals inputs/ 6 digital outputs
        Embedded Computer industrial PowerPC
        Operating voltage 24 V DC +/- 15%
        Power consumption <20 W
        Operating temperature 0°C to 60°C
        Storage temperature -25°C to 80°C
        Relative Humidity 5% to 95% (non-condensing)
        IP Rating IP 20
        Dimensions 182 x 60 x 190 mm (WxHxL)
        Weight 1.1 kg
      • ANT localization+

      • Localization & emulation of line following

        • Emulation of line following and tags
        • Simple and robust localization
        • No inductive wires, magnets, triangulation reflectors
        • Use of safety laser scanners
        Your benefits
        • Ideal for substitution or retrofitting of line following technologies
        • Proven in different markets around the world
        • Quick installation and modification
        • Easy industrial integration
        • Compatible with hybrid manual/automatic use
        • Economical from single vehicle to large fleet
        Functionality localization, emulation of line following
        Kinematics differential drive, tricycle, car-like
        Maximal speed up to 5.0 m/s
        Localization accuracy +/- 1 cm and +/- 1°
        Localization rate up to 20 Hz
        Obstacle avoidance mode -
        Path following mode 10 Hz (emulation)
        Encoders RS232 (speed-vector)
        Laser scanners Hokuyo UAM-05 LP, OMRON OS32C-DM, P+F OMD30M-R2000,
        SICK S300/3000, LMS1xx/5xx
        Motor drives -
        User configurable I/OS -
        Embedded Computer industrial PowerPC
        Operating voltage 24 V DC +/- 15%
        Power consumption <20 W
        Operating temperature 0°C to 85°C
        Relative Humidity 5% to 95% (non-condensing)
        IP Rating IP 30
        Dimensions 134 x 36 x 160 mm (WxHxL)
        Weight 0.6 kg
         
      • ANT localization

      • Localization for your vehicle
         
        •  No inductive wires, magnets, triangulation reflectors
        •  Simple and robust localization
        •  Use of safety laser scanners
        Benefits
        • Ideal for AGV suppliers having their own control
        • Proven in different markets around the world
        • Quick installation and modification
        • Easy industrial integration
        • Compatible with hybrid manual/automatic use
        • Economical from single vehicle to large fleet
        Functionality localization only
        Kinematics differential drive, tricycle, car-like
        Maximal speed up to 5.0 m/s
        Localization accuracy +/- 1 cm and +/- 1°
        Localization rate up to 20 Hz
        Obstacle avoidance mode -
        Path following rate -
        Encoders RS232 (speed-vector)
        Laser scanners Hokuyo UAM-05 LP, OMRON OS32C-DM, P+F OMD30M-R2000,
        SICK S300/3000, LMS1xx/5xx
        Motor drives -
        User configurable I/OS -
        Embedded Computer industrial PowerPC
        Operating voltage 24 V DC +/- 15%
        Power consumption <20 W
        Operating temperature 0°C to 60°C
        Storage temperature -25°C to 85°C
        Relative Humidity 5% to 95% (non-condensing)
        IP Rating IP 30
        Dimensions 134 x 36 x 160 mm (WxHxL)
        Weight 0.6 kg
         
      • ANT® lab & server

      • ANT® Laser-guided Magnets & Gyro Wire-guided Installation / modification + = - - Precision + + = = Speed + + = - Manual / automatic + + - - Cost of infrastructure + = = - Cost of maintenance + + = =
    • Benefits

    • Vehicles equipped with ANT® are particularly suited for:
      • Quick installation of the AGVs;
      • Regularly changing layouts;
      • Large and/or complex single vehicle installations;
      • Sites where wires, magnets or reflectors cannot be added.
      • Semi-automatic tasks (efficient both in manual and automatic modes);
      • Automated truck loading;
      • Automatic docking of pallets without auxiliary measures;
      • Autonomous obstacle avoidance.
      ANT® Laser-guided Magnets & Gyro Wire-guided
      Installation / modification + = - -
      Precision + + = =
      Speed + + = -
      Manual / automatic + + - -
      Cost of infrastructure + = = -
      Cost of maintenance + + = =
      + Positive = Neutral - Negative
        • Examples

              • Stöcklin – Eagle-ANT

              • Integrator: Stöcklin Logistik AG
                Date: 2014

                Objective
                Design and commercialize a simple and extremely competitive autonomous guided vehicle.

                Challenges
                • Integrate the new ANT lite+ into a simple vehicle
                • Implement point-to-point functionality
                • Make available a complete traffic management

                So why ANT?
                • Stöcklin has been convinced by the characteristics of ANT lite+, which combines the power of ANT with a simple package resulting in a competitive setup.
                • All ANT products take advantage of the ANT lab installation tools, which allow for extremely simple and fast installation.
                • Stöcklin has then designed a vehicle with the same philosophy: Simple to operate and extremely competitive on the market.
          • MOBILE ROBOTICS

              • Engineering Services

              • Engineering Services
                Based on the company’s mission to enable the mobility of vehicles for automation, BlueBotics provides robotics engineering services to build solutions based on your needs.

                Starting with a feasibility study
                BlueBotics’ approach is to perform a detailed feasibility study before starting any cost intensive phase.

                Developing a prototype
                If the feasibility study shows positive results, a prototype is developed. In order to keep prices competitive and manage time during this phase, proven standard mechanical and electronic modules are integrated. The prototype is then assembled, programmed and tested at our premises prior to delivery and testing at your site.

                From prototype to product
                Once the prototype has been validated, our team can support you with the final product design, production and deployment.
                  • Platforms

                      • Absolem – Surveillance & Rescue

                      • Unmet overcoming abilities

                        Absolem is a research platform with great overcoming abilities thanks to its unique passive differential (patent pending), low center of gravity and high ground clearance.

                        Truly all terrain

                        Combining the best of spatial rovers and earth robots, this robot is comfortable on any terrain: stairs, rocks, gravel roads, forest paths and even in the snow!

                        Ready for your project

                        Designed for research in urban rescue missions and equipped with a large range of sensors, Absolem is now available for your own research project.
                         
                        Total weight 30 kg
                        Speed max 2 km/h
                        Autonomy > 2 hours
                        Communication 802.11n draft
                        Optional sensors 3D laser scanners, omnicamera, IMU/GPS
                        Overcoming abilities 40 cm gap
                        20 cm stairs @ 40° slope
                        spiral staircases
                        45° slope / 15° roll
                        80 cm x 80 cm cavities
                      • Gilberto – Tour Guide

                      • « Hi, my name is Gilberto! »

                        “I am a fully autonomous tour guide robot. My job consists of welcoming visitors, giving presentations and guiding visitors to indoor public spaces and events.”

                        Ready for interaction

                        Equipped with a touch-screen, a camera eye and the ANT® navigation, Gilberto is able to give speeches and tours in seventeen languages.

                        Italian design, Swiss technology

                        Two meter tall and friendly Gilberto was designed by Giurioli in Italy. The technology, engineering and manufacturing are made in Switzerland.

                        Hiring Gilberto

                        Contact us for more information or to get a quote whether you would like to buy or rent Gilberto.
                         
                        Height 2 m
                        Diameter 0.8 m
                        Autonomy up to 8 hours
                        Communication wifi (802.11b/g)
                      • mini™ – Ideal for your application

                      • mini™

                        The mini™ vehicle has been designed to fulfill the needs of new applications in cleanrooms, laboratories, light-load logistics, etc.
                        It is the ideal mobile base to enable Your application!

                        Modularity

                        The concept of mini™ is to provide the most compact and efficient mobile platform on which the customer can implement his own application.
                        As for today, mini™ is available with a transport module as well as a roller conveyor.
                        BlueBotics’ engineering services allow developing additional custom specific modules on demand.
                         
                        Dimensions L x W x H (without module) 59 cm x 40 cm x 30 cm
                        Weight platform 70 kg
                        Weight module 15-25 kg
                        Payload 150 kg
                        Max speed 1.5 m/s
                        Autonomy >6 hours
                        Charging time 1.2 hours
                        Safety 360° laser scanner view
                        ISO5 ISO5 cleanroom on demand
                      • Shrimp – On Rough Terrain

                      • Innovative kinematics

                        A passive structure is the key innovating feature of this robot: it does not need to actively sense obstacles to be able to climb them. Instead, it simply moves forward and lets its mechanical structure adapt to the terrain profile.

                        Overcoming made easy

                        With its ingenious mechanical structure, Shrimp III guarantees an incredible mobility. It moves comfortably in all kinds of challenging settings, overcomes vertical obstacles up to twice its wheel size and can even climb stairs!

                        A great research tool

                        Shrimp III is the ideal platform to develop navigation solutions for challenging environments
                        since only a little calculation power is needed to ensure the rover’s stability – most of which is naturally performed by the passive structure.
                         
                        Dimensions 639 x 428 x 278 mm
                        Weight 5.4 kg (with battery)
                        Payload 3 kg
                        Max speed 0.35 m/s
                        Stability 40° pitch, 40° roll
                        Interface RS232


                         


                         

                    • Benefits

                    • More than 15 years of experience

                      Combining electronics, mechanics and software within mobile robots has been our day-to-day activity for more than 15 years. From concept to mass production, we put our expertise at your service.

                      Swiss made

                      Our robots are not only engineered in Switzerland, they are also built there. Together with our network of suppliers, we deliver solutions with the Swiss Made quality label, which guarantees that your application will perform perfectly both now and in the future.

                      Experts in autonomous navigation

                      Building robots is one thing, controlling them is another. At BlueBotics, we have developed the innovative ANT® solution, a proven navigation product line enabling the localization and control of any platform.
                        • Examples

                            • Cleanfix – RA 660 Navi

                            • Customer: Cleanfix
                              Date: 2014

                              Objective

                              Create an autonomous professional cleaning machine for airports, hospitals, hotels, and shopping centers.

                              Challenges
                              • Design a compact navigation system
                              • Develop a coverage solution ready for real-world
                              • Integrate the control of the whole cleaning machine

                              Solution
                              BlueBotics redesigned the navigation system, developed a coverage algorithm, and automated the cleaning components together with Cleanfix to obtain a fully integrated solution.
                            • Oppent – EVOcart™

                            • Customer: Oppent
                              Date: 2014

                              Objective

                              Design a new hospital vehicle with a complete software suite to easily integrate into the hospital’s infrastructure.

                              Challenges

                              • Design an industrial vehicle from scratch
                              • Develop a complete traffic management solution
                              • Provide flow management and infrastructure control

                              Solution
                              BlueBotics supported Oppent in the design of the vehicle, developed a complete traffic
                              management solution and teamed up with a strategic partner for flow and infrastructure
                              control.