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Custom Autonomous Robots
Autonomous Robots

Custom Autonomous Robotics


Autonomous robots can be some of the most complex robots to create. They are an intricate combination of mechanical engineering, electrical wiring, and programming. Over the last twenty years, SuperDroid Robots has made many custom autonomous robots.

Due to confidentiality agreements and NDA's we can't discuss some of our robots. Below are some of the autonomous robots that we can share! These robots are in use across the globe solving unique problems. If you have a robot that needs to be into a reality, contact us! We specialize in confidentiality and can sign NDA's to protect your intellectual property.



VIPR Autonomous Platforms

The VIPR is a configurable autonomous robotic platform built by SuperDroid Robots. This robot accepts programmed waypoints and then develops an optimal path. Powerful LiFePO4 batteries and a set of 250W motors power this mobile platform. Using a suite of advanced cameras and sensors, the VIPR detects and avoids obstacles. The path updates in real-time to address obstacles and reach its destination. The VIPR-L offers additional space for larger footprint items.

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Security and Patrol Robot

SuperDroid Robots has recently begun producing autonomous security systems. These robots provide a layer of protection to properties, while minimizing the risk of injury to guards and on-site personnel. They can be controlled through a GUI interface, or be set to patrol set waypoints. A combination of 3D LIDAR and SLAM provides this security robot with the ability to detect and avoid obstacles.

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3D Mapping Robot

The purpose of this robot is to access and document unexplored environments! The HD2 treaded chassis allows for travel in all manner of terrain. The robot uses its onboard 3D LIDAR to generate a 3D map of its surroundings. This map is then used for autonomous navigation and route planning. The robot has an Autonomous ROS control package to allow for further modifications.

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Programmable HK-1000

This is a custom programmable robot built to tackle heavy loads and tricky terrain. The HK-1000-DM4-E platform provides ample storage space for the internal systems and more. It uses a combination of the NVIDIA Jetson Xavier and our own ROS control system. These systems allow for easy programming and alteration of the robots autonomous system.

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ROS Mecanum Robot with RC Override

We built a series of these mecanum robots for a client. The chassis is a modified version of our standard IG32 SB Mecanum Robot. These robots use stronger batteries and a flat chassis surface. Our custom ROS control package controls the robot using an Odriod XU4. The override allows for WiFi control, as well as close-range RC control. The use of an ROS framework in Linux allows for the application of custom modifications!

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LIDAR SLAM Autonomous Platform

This autonomous robot utilizes a combination of 3D LIDAR and SLAM technology. Our ROS autonomous control package and custom programming give this robot the ability to detect and avoid obstacles. The addition of a fully-featured GUI and easy to customize system make this robot extremely versatile!

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Autonomous ROS SLAM Platform

This autonomous robot utilizes a combination of ROS and SLAM technology. A combination of SLAM, sensor fusion, and path planning make this robot capable of precise autonomous travel. Our ROS autonomous control system and Linux framework make this robot easy to customize!

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Agricultural Research Robots

These robots are built to operate autonomously in an agricultural environment. They can autonomously retrieve soil samples to gather data on soil temperature, pH levels, and carbon monoxide readings. In order to operate in crop fields and greenhouses these robots have a durable chassis. A combination of 3D camera, long range LIDAR, and multiple sensor suites make autonomous pathing easy. A long range IP radio serves as a communication hub to provide corrections and bring centimeter precision to positioning and pathing.



Project Wingwalker

Wingwalker is a robot built for the US Air Force as a collaboration with another company. The purpose of the robot was to scan the wings of a plane with an ultrasonic sensor. This autonomous system would collect readings to measure corrosion in rivets and panels. The robot achieved this by positioning itself using two lasers on the front and back of the chassis. The lasers help the robot triangulate its position and send the data to its onboard computer. The system would then plot the next course and track its progress using an IMU system and encoders.

The video above shows this robot's capabilities.

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Project Pressure WashBot

Washbot is an autonomous industrial cleaning robot. The purpose of the robot was to autonomously control a 360° pressure washer nozzle. Washbot's purpose is to clean the interior of industrial boilers. Controlled via a tethered cable, the operator could set a variety of criteria. This includes number of passes, degree of the nozzle, and distance between passes. This autonomous robot even has a nose camera that extends for visual inspections! The command system allows for the operator to repeated commands if necessary.

Due to the high water pressure, we developed a series of safety interlocks. This provides both the robot and operator additional safety during operation.

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Project Heavy Lifter

We partnered with another company to develop a set of large robot platforms. They had an on board computer, 3D camera, SICK Lidar and GPS. The motors were hub driven and each wheel was mounted to stepper motor to allow to robot to drive in any direction.

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Project Border Patrol

We built a series of surveillance and image recognition robots for border patrol purposes. There were 6 pan and tilt units on each robot capable of 360 degree pan and 180 degree tilt. A high quality camera with 60 X optical zoom was mounted to each pan and tilt unit. Sonar and Laser were also mounted to each pan and tilt for more sensor data. There was a compass, IMU, Scanning Laser Rangefinder, and GPS designed into the robot to aid in autonomous navigation. Three on board computers were used for image recognition and autonomous navigation. A large rack of removable batteries was designed into the chassis for 8 hours of continuous run time.

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Autonomous robots are a challenge as they require a precise blend of mechanical, electrical, and software engineering. We have the capabilities to design and develop the autonomous solutions you require.
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