[Misc] Selling our robot vehicle prototype

For the last two years, my friend and I tried to build a prototype for an autonomous delivery vehicle. He’s called Ben. Unfortunately, after thousands of hours of work and even more dollars spent, we are forced to discontinue our project due to lack of time, skills and energy. So if you guys want to continue the work or use it as a base for your own project, we would happily sell it to anyone who’s interested. As a side note before we get into details: we would have never made it this far without you / this community. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all your help and your interesting and helpful posts. Although I feel extremly sad that we will discontinue this project, I hope that some of you can and will finalize it or utilize it for something else.

Here are some images of the robot: https://imgur.com/a/ILPOa84

Here’s some basic facts about the robot itself:

  • Base: High-end electric 4-wheeled scooter for elderly people (https://www.trendmobil.com/president-elektromobil.html)
  • Dimensions: 180 x 75 x 150 (L x W x H in centimeters)
  • Rear-Wheel Drive with 24V DC Motor @ 1,75 kW
  • Wheels with spring suspension
  • Custom-built electric steering with NEMA 42-sized stepper motor and planetary gearbox (5:1 is currently utilized, 8:1 is available too but not mounted on the robot)
  • Storage box based of wood, with several 12V locks mounted
  • Selfmade chassis (fiberglass-reinforced plastics)

Utilized hardware (overview):

  • 12 ultrasonic sensors around the robot
  • ZED Stereo Camera on the front
  • 3 generic RGB cameras on the sides and back
  • 2D LIDAR by rplidar on the front (mounted under the chassis for weather protection)
  • 2x 100Ah 12V Lead Acid batteries + 2x 75Ah 12V Lead Acid Batteries
  • Notebook used as “Brain” with Ubuntu 16.04 and ROS installed (2016 Acer Nitro model, i7, 16 Gigs Ram and Nvidia graphics)
  • 3 Arduinos and 1 Controllino Maxi PLC
  • 16 channel relay board
  • Several LED stripes
  • Range Rover-style front lights with LED ring as daylight
  • Sabertooth 2×60 DC Motor Controller

Additional hardware sold:

  • AEG 10Ah 12/24V Battery Charger
  • 12V to 230V converter with European plug
  • Several connectors and cables
  • Another smaller prototype (as seen in the 4th image)
  • Several sensors like hall effect and infrared
  • Nvidia Jetson TX1 dev board

Software:

  • Ubuntu 16.04 with ROS Kinetic
  • URDF/XACRO file of robot
  • Several undocumented code, especially for gas and steering with ROS but also other fragments

Please write us a message here if you need more pictures or more detailed information about the hardware or other parts. Regarding pricing: please make us a quote that you find fair.

Edit: Robot is based in Austria, but we can ship it anywhere.

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