Erle-Spider

A Ubuntu drone with legs powered by ROS

Available now

A smart hexapod to explore new scenarios

Drones are amazing but they are much more than just flying vehicles!. We are excited to introduce the first smart robotic spider powered by Snappy Ubuntu Core. A spider that will provide everyone the amazing experience of Ubuntu while giving developers access to the new and exciting app store for robots and drones. Jump now into the future with Erle-Spider!.

We love what we do, and we deliver it in an open way

Robot Operating System (ROS)

ROS is the ultimate SDK for programming robots and our spider supports it at its core. All the behaviors, dynamical model, sensors are ROS-based.

Open Source

We are excited to see what you can do with Erle-Spider thereby we'll release and document all our the code so that you can hack around.

Linux: Snappy Ubuntu Core

The same way it happened with smartphones, Linux will conquer the world of robotics. We side with Canonical and provide a secure, upgradable and ready to use Ubuntu robot.

  • Computer, I/O and sensors

    Erle-Brain artificial brain including an ARM Cortex-A8 @ 1 GHz, 512 MB RAM, 4 GB of storage and 2 additional Programmable Real-Time Units

    I/O:
    4xUSB 2.0 Host, CAN, Ethernet, I2C, UART, USB 2.0 client (debugging), microSD slot

    Sensors:
    Gravity sensor, gyroscope, digital compass, pressure sensor and temperature sensor.

    Communications:
    WiFi hotspot (the spider creates its own WiFi network), WiFi infraestructure, Bluetooth, 3G/4G and several other RF communication mechanisms available.

  • Other hardware specs

    18 degrees of freedom (DOF) robot including 3 DOF leg design with over 12.5 kg/cm of torque per axis.

    Exoeskeleton: Aluminum

    Dimensions: 34x24x15 cm

    Weight: 2140 grams

    Battery/Autonomy: 3S 25C, 2200 mAh / 45 minutes

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