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Mobile platform for research and development platform POWER WHEEL II

Product appearance

Concept Video:​ ​


This product is equipped with a large capacity lithium-ion battery and is an independent two-wheel drive type six wheels (center drive wheel × 2, freely wheel × 4) carriage using a high output motor.
It is a mobile platform product for R & D that runs for 8 hours *. (* Operating time varies depending on usage conditions.)

· The loading space is 650 mm in width × 950 mm in depth and the maximum loading weight is 100 kg.
· Utilizing a flat top plate part, you can mount various experimental equipment and cases and racks according to customer's request.
. It is developed as a research and development platform of automatic transportation / mobile robot which can carry out experiments for a long time with a large capacity battery.
Research and development of logistics warehouses and next-generation automatic transfer machines in factories, research and development of new services using autonomous mobile carts and mobile robots.
It is a product that you can use as a general-purpose mobile cart robot platform.

Standard sensor
High precision rotary encoder, inertial sensor, ranging sensor, bumper sensor mounted.

Option Sensor & Device
As an optional sensor we sold a lineup equipped with HOKUYO 2D-LiDAR.
You can select the sensor type according to the range you want to sense. (Corresponding to UST - 20 LX (20 m) and UST - 10 LX (10 m))

In addition, laser sensors, stereo cameras, monocular cameras, etc., can be installed as additional sensors.

Development environment
Linux PC as a control PC, monitor and keyboard (optional) connected, on board development is possible.
As a software development environment (SDK), libraries such as acquisition of various sensor information, motor drive, communication (WiFi) and sample programs.
It is attached and customers can freely develop applications using these.

Also, it can be used for remote control experiment using communication function from PC (option) installed on the outside making full use of communication function.

Scenes example of product utilization
. Independent two-wheel-drive mobile truck platform available on indoor flat road platform
· To develop new services and build logistics systems using autonomous mobile carts


Body weight 82 kg
Size 698 mm - 998 mm, height 383 mm (without handle 327 mm)
Battery 24V 50 Ah, lithium ion battery
Power supply for peripheral equipment AC 100 V / 300 W, 24 V / 1A, 12 V / 0.5 A, 5 V / 0.5 A
Operating time 8 hours
Charging time Two and a half hours, special charger
Maximum load weight 100 kg
Maximum speed 6 km/h
Climb angle  3°
Operating temperature limit 0 to 40 ° C, non condensing, non-waterproof
Drive part 2 brushless DC motors 150 Wx, electromagnetic brake
※ Maximum 4
Standard sensor Gyroscope, acceleration, geomagnetism, distance measurement (1DTOF sensor) x8,
Bumper sensor, rotary encoder x 2
CPU Intel Celeron N 2930
OS Ubuntu 14.04
Development language C ++
Compiler gcc
Configuration tool Qt creator, OpenCV 3.0, OpenGL
Communication with control equipment CAN (CANUSB-Z)
Communication with extended PC

LAN (Ether, WiFi)


CAN communication library, POWER WHEEL Ⅱ control library, extended PC communication library,

Self location estimation library, Path generation library

Sample application

POWER WHEEL Ⅱ control sample, attitude indication sample,

Target position designation & follow-up sample, communication server sample

* Because the product is being developed, the development environment may change.


POWER WHEEL II Basic package: 3 million JPY (excluding tax)
(POWER WHEEL II (main unit) + software development environment (SDK))

POWER WHEEL II laser range sensor package (20 m): 3.3 million JPY (excluding tax)
(POWER WHEEL II (main unit) + laser range sensor (UST - 20 LX) + software development environment (SDK))

POWER WHEEL II laser range sensor package (10 m) 3.2 million JPY (excluding tax)
(POWER WHEEL II (main unit) + laser range sensor (UST - 10 LX) + software development environment (SDK))

* For optional sensors and PC etc., we propose according to purpose.
It is also possible to customize the trolley size and number of motors according to your request. For details, please contact us.


Below are the videos showing POWER WHEEL II operations. It is a product that can run using two independent motors and encoders.
In this video it uses attached controller.
This machine can travel with small turning by using two independent motors.
This video specifies coordinates in the attached application.
While calculating the mileage by the encoder you can run to the specified coordinates.
In this video it runs with the clothoid curve in the attached application.
Using this function it is also possible to run with continuous curvature.

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