The Hamster

Hamster is a small robust autonomous robot for research and prototype development, at an amazing cost. Features include:

  • 360 Lidar Indoor / Outdoor
  • HD video streaming
  • 2 x Rapsberry PI3
  • IMU + GPS
  • Top speed: 5 km/h
  • Built in path planning, navigation, and obstacle avoidance
  • Built in Mapping and Localization
  • ROS based
  • PID control and 1.2m/s speed
  • Battery monitoring
  • Indoor-outdoor

Localization

Hamster can localize indoors using the LIDAR and other on-board sensors to provide accurate position information while in motion

On-board localization capabilities enable Hamster robots to implement a range of missions and scenarios

  • Autonomous patrol
  • Localize data from stereo vision and 3D ToF cameras
  • Multi-robot coordination

Mapping

Hamster can create indoor maps using the LIDAR sensor

On-board mapping capabilities enable Hamster robots to implement a range of missions and scenarios

  • Autonomous exploration
  • Learning new environments
  • Map based user interaction scenarios

Software

Hamster OCU Application

Communicate and control Cogniteam's Hamster robots. Use the virtual joystick to move the robot around, while receiving image in real-time. Create a map for localization using map mode.

Gallery

Video

Hamster operated with a smartphone
Advising agent project demo (Hamster v2)

Documents

Specifications

CPU
2 x Raspberry PI 3
Dynamics
Steering model
Maximum speed
Steering angles
Sensors
360° Lidar
HD Camera
3D Compass
GPS
Wheel encoders
Dimensions
Weight
Width
Length
Height
Other
Battery capacity