At the center of the research studio are two autonomous vehicles for air and ground: the QDrone and QBot 2e. The successor of the QBall 2, the QDrone is a quadrotor air vehicle equipped with powerful on-board Intel® Aero Compute Board, multiple high-resolution cameras and integrated sensors. On the ground, the QBot 2e is an innovative open-architecture autonomous ground robot, equipped with a wide range of built-in sensors and a vision system. Working individually or in a swarm, these are the ideal vehicles for your research applications.


  • QDrone
  • QBot 3

Control Ground Station

  • High-performance computer
    • Intel® Core i7
    • 32 GB DDR4 RAM
    • 3 monitors
    • Router
  • USB flight controller joystick


Studio Equipment

  • Natural Point Optitrack Flex 13
  • Battery chargers
  • Protective net
  • Protective floor tiles
  • Ground camera

Product Details

Autonomous Vehicles Research Studio Standard Configurations


Visit the QDrone product page for more details.

Dimensions 40 x 40 x 15 cm
Weight (with batteries)  ~1000 g
Max Payload  ~300 g
Power 3S 11.1V LiPo (3300mAh) with XT60 connector
Flight time ~11 minutes for hover per battery charge
Onboard Computer Intel Aero Compute Board – Intel Atom x7-Z8750
Quad-core 64-bit 2.56 GH z processor
4 GB LPDDR3-1600 RAM
Expandable I/O PWM (8x)
UART (2x)
SPI (3x SS pins )
ADC (4x)
Encoder input (3x)
Intel RealSense (R2000) Depth sensing: 3-4 m
Vision: 640×480 @ 60 FPS or 1080p @ 30FPS
Omnivision OV7251 VGA
640×480 @ 120 FPS

QBot 3
Visit the QBot 3 product page for more details.

2-wheeled Kobuki base from Yujin Robot
QBot 3 diameter
35 cm
QBot 3 height
16 cm
Maximum linear speed
0.7 m/s
Available payload
app. 4.5 kg
Battery life
Maximum 3 hours
On-board computer
Raspberry Pi 4B 4GB
Camera resolution
1080p @ 30Hz, 720p @ 30Hz, 480p @ 60Hz
Depth resolution
 720p @ 30Hz, 480p @ 60Hz
Depth range
0.5 to 12 m
LCD module
32 characters (16 per line)
On-board sensors
3 digital bump sensors
2 digital wheel drop sensors
3 cliff sensors
1 3-axis gyrosc0pe
2 analog motor current sensors
1 Z-axis angle measurement (heading)
2 multicolor programmable LEDs
18 IR dock sensors (dock not included)
2 encoders
3 digital buttons
2 over current sensors
1 battery voltage sensor
1 Intel RealSense D415 sensor
1 charger
1 speaker
Additional I/O channels
28 reconfigurable digital I/O channels, including
2 SPI bus channels
      1 I2C serial bus channel
      2 PWM output channels
      1 UART serial port (interface 3.3 V serial device)
Additional Connectivity
2 USB 3.0 user ports
4 USB 2.0 user ports
1 MIPI DSI display port for touch screen
1 gigabit Ethernet port
1 MIPI CSI camera port
40-pin I/O header


Computer Station Intel Core i7 processor
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti, 4GB GDDR5 with support for 3 monitors
Two Gigabit Ethernet ports
Windows 10 Pro
Keyboard and mouse
Monitors 3x 24” LED display – ASUS VE248H
Localization System Motion Capture System – Natural Point OptiTrack Flex 13 (6x) with camera mounts provided and Motive software (Motive 1.10.3 Final)
WiFi Router High-Performance Gigabit Wireless Router – NetGear NightHawk AC1900 (R7000)
Handset Controller Spektrum Radio SPMR1000 with USB dongle (SPM1000WS)
Protective Netting 10’ tall netting x 17’ length (default configuration)
Floor Mats 2’ x 2’ industrial foam mats (50x – default configuration)
Battery Charger Balancing charger (2x – One charger per QDrone) – G. T. Power A6 LiPo Battery Charger
Nominal Workspace 3m x 3m x 2m volume

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