Project Roach deals with an agile autonomous system for outdoor environments. We use a FORBOT platform equipped with a small 3D Laser Range Finder (LIDAR). The robot roach will also have a GPS (Global Positioning System) receiver, an Inertial measurement Unit, wheel odometry sensors and a Microsoft Kinect at it's disposal.
Velodyne HDL-32E
Velodyne HDL-32E


We plan to use Roach for outdoor tasks at high speeds (15-20 km/h). He will use his sensors to plan paths through rough terrain to perform various tasks in the fields of reconnaissance and exploration.

The Project started in July 2011.


Roach is being financed by the

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