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QBot 3

High-performance Autonomous Ground Robot for Indoor Labs

Mechatronics Mobile Robotics

The Quanser QBot 3 is an innovative open-architecture autonomous ground robot, built on a 2-wheel mobile platform. Equipped with built-in sensors, a vision system, and accompanied by extensive courseware, the QBot 3 is ideally suited for teaching undergraduate and advanced robotics and mechatronics courses. The courseware laboratory exercises are organized in a set of independent modules, allowing professors to select and adapt them easily for an existing course, or build a new course.

 

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The Quanser QBot 3 is an innovative open-architecture autonomous ground robot, built on a 2-wheel mobile platform. Equipped with built-in sensors, a vision system, and accompanied by extensive courseware, the QBot 3 is ideally suited for teaching undergraduate and advanced robotics and mechatronics courses. The courseware laboratory exercises are organized in a set of independent modules, allowing professors to select and adapt them easily for an existing course, or build a new course.

 

A reinforced landing platform and cargo plate also functions as an electromechanical prototyping platform for use in design projects. The open-architecture control structure allows users to add other off-the-shelf sensors and customize the QBot 3 for their research in areas such as vehicle navigation and control, autonomous vehicles control, machine learning, and computer vision, multi-agent heterogenous and swarm robotics, and more.

  • Curriculum and lab exercises for robotics and mechatronics courses
  • Deploy applications via Simulink, Python and/or ROS
  • Support for off-the-shelf sensors and actuators using fully accessible 40-pin I/O header and Pi HATs
  • Open-architecture design with fully documented system models and parameters provided
  • Electromechanical prototyping platform and landing pad for use with UAVs
  • Easy integration of additional elements of the Quanser Autonomous Vehicle Research Studio
  • Wide range of sensors including bumpers, wheel-drop and cliff sensors, 3-axis gyroscope, Intel RealSense D415 RGBD camera
Platform
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
  • Forward and inverse differential kinematics
  • Dead reckoning and odometric localization
  • Path planning and obstacle avoidance
  • 2D mapping and occupancy grid map
  • Image acquisition, processing and reasoning
  • High-level control architecture of mobile robots
  • Vision-guided vehicle control

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