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Seekur Jr

Seekur Jr is a skid steer, all-weather robot platform for research and new experimental application development. Seekur Jr's powerful drive motors allow movement up steep slopes and over rough terrain. Manipulation, sensing, additional computing and wireless communication can be added to fit any application.

Seekur Jr brings the advanced technology architecture of the larger Seekur robot to into smaller and more affordable package, and provides a much more robust and capable option than the Pioneer AT. It can be used both in the lab, and in the field.

Seekur Jr with stereocameras,dgps, laser rangefinder seekur jr front image

Seekur Jr. offers space, power and networking for up to 2 EBX form factor computers. This opens the way for more onboard vision and sensor processing, advanced mobile manipulation, mapping, localization, and more.

Seekur Jr can run continuously up to 5 hours on its hot-swappable NiMH battery modules. Seekur Jr is capable of speeds up to 1.2 meters per second [2.7 MPH] and slopes up to 75% with a 50kg [110 lbs] payload. Seekur options include laser, color pan/tilt/zoom camera, DGPS receiver with MOGS positioning and navigation software, MobileRanger stereovision, an inertial measurement unit, a manipulator arm, and other accessories.


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The Seekur Jr. base with included open-source SDK and optional onboard PC your software can communicate with the robot and command velocity control; receive robot state & control information including (x,y,theta) position estimate, user I/O, and battery charge data; use ARIA or other software development environment; simulate offline with the simulator that accompanies each development environment, and more.

Navigation Packages:

With the Laser Mapping and Navigation package, Seekur Jr. can map warehouses, hangars, lab spaces, and any other indoor space in minutes; Accurately localize within the mapped indoor known space; autonomously navigate by planning and following dynamic paths to goals; and avoid obstacles along the way.

Or, with the Outdoor Navigation package, Seekur Jr. can also map and navigate both indoors or outdoors; Accurately localize within either a mapped indoor known space or outdoors using DGPS data; autonomously plan dynamic paths to goals, avoiding obstacles on the way. 

Manipulation Packages:

With the Seekur Jr. Outdoor Manipulator package, Seekur Jr. is integrated with a rugged outdoor-rated 5-DOF arm with gripper and inspection camera.

Seekur Jr. features:

  • Aluminum unibody construction
  • Water resistant for outdoor use in any weather
  • Advanced NiMH batteriy with cell balancing. 1 is included, fits up to 3 onboard. Easy to hot-swap batteries via top hatch.
  • 4 wheel skid steering to achieve translation and rotation velocities with a desired acceleration/deceleration profile as commanded by software
  • Wheel encoders are automatically integrated into world (x, y, theta) position and reported to software
  • 4 wheel drive
  • High power DC-DC conversion for accessories
  • Sealable weatherproof cutouts for I/O
  • Front and rear accessory decks with M6 threaded holes
  • Joystick included
  • Charger included
  • Mounting space and power for 1 or 2 onboard computers

Technical Specifications:



ROBOT
DIMENSIONS: 1050mm x 840mm x 500mm LxWxH
WEIGHT: 77kg (1 battery)
GROUND CLEARANCE: 105mm
TIRES: 400mm
WHEELBASE: 425mm
BODY: Lightweight aluminum all-weather unibody
IP RATING: 54
TEMPERATURE RATING: –5°C-+35°C standard operation
ENERGY STORAGE: 24 V NiMH battery (up to 3)
RUN TIME: 3+ hr in continuous motion
PAYLOAD: 50kg
NAVIGATION &  MOTION
STEERING & SUSPENSION: 4 wheel skid steering
MAXIMUM SPEED: expected 1.2 meters/second
TERRAIN: Pavement, grass, snow,  and dirt terrain
SLOPE: Greater 75% grade capability
TYPES: Guarded tele-operation, manual remote or manual
direct drive, plus autonomous operation options

ELECTRONICS
Onboard  Microcontroller Server
Optional hardened PCs  with ComapctFlash or solid state drive
Expandable user digital and analog I/O on external high speed CANbus
Provision for DGPS, PTZ camera, 2 laser rangefinders, 3 stereocameras and more
Optional LCD with backlight with diagnostic screens
5/12/24VDC regulated export power

COMMUNICATIONS
Wireless 900MHz radio or WiFi wireless ethernet options

WARRANTY
1 year included; 3 year optional

SENSORS (optional)
SICK LMS111 Laser rangefinder: 270 degree FOV, 20 meter range, 1 or half degree resolution
Inertial measurement unit
MobileRanger outdoor stereovision system
MobileRanger C3D obstacle avoidance system
Weatherized Pan-Tilt-Zoom camera with near IR sensitivity

SOFTWARE included:
Seekur server operating system
ARIA C++ API, open source under GPL
Mapper3 indoor mapping software
MobileEyes real-time robot command & control GUI
Optional ARNL, with Laser Mapping & Navigation package
Optional MOGS, with DGPS package
Matlab, ROS interfaces available

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Common Accessories

Seekur/Seekur Jr. Accessories

  • Outdoor GPS Navigation Package

    Includes high accuracy DGPS receiver and MOGS development software for autonomous navigation outdoors.
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  • Wireless Joystick

    Optional wireless joystick for Seekur or Seekur Jr.
  • Manipulator Arm

    High payload, outdoor rated manipulator arm.
  • Inertial Measurement System

    IMU for additional positioning accuracy (replaces standard gyro).

  • 900 MHz Radio Ethernet Bridge

    Connects Seekur's onboard computers to a network over a long range 900 MHz radio link.

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