AgileX Robotics Launches LIMO, a Multi-modal Mobile Robot
September 15, 2021
AgileX Robotics, which develops mobile robots, has announced the launch of LIMO – a ROS-based multi-modal car with four steering modes and open-source projects aimed at both ROS beginners and advanced programmers. The new robotics platform has “virtually unlimited applications” for education, business and industry. The LIMO is available here through a Kickstarter project.
The company said LIMO is a versatile and multifunctional robotic platform for designing and programming robot artificial intelligence. It uses ROS 1 or ROS 2 to achieve many functional purposes, including mapping, navigation, obstacle avoidance, path planning, and more for commercial, industrial, and educational applications.
“At AgileX Robotics, our vision is to enable all industries and individuals with the ability to improve productivity and efficiency through robot technology,” said Jidong Wei, CEO of AgileX. “Our latest product, LIMO, is a powerful yet easy-to-use mobile robotic platform that is perfect for learning ROS, completing tasks for business and education, and beginning a journey in the exciting world of robotics. We designed LIMO to be easy to use with an intuitive programming method and open-source capabilities. It’s the best way to get started with robotic AI.”
The four steering modes include omni-wheel steering, tracked steering, four-wheel differential steering, and Ackermann steering. These advanced steering modes, plus built-in 360-degree scanning lidar and RealSense infrared camera make the platform suitable for industrial and commercial tasks, the company said.
The system comes equipped with four USB ports and is powered by NVIDIA Jetson Nano, and can be customized with other hardware, AgileX said. It can be connected with ROS 1 and ROS 2, as well as ROS packages and simulation powered by Gazebo. The LIMO can achieve precise self-localization, SLAM and V-SLAM mapping, route planning, and autonomous obstacle avoidance, reverse parking, traffic light recognition, and more, AgileX said.
The Kickstarter campaign runs through October 14, with rewards for early adopters and special deals and pricing. Visit the Kickstarter page here for more details.