YouBOT

Mobile Manipulation in carry-on format made for the inventors of the future: The KUKA YouBOT robott

Product Description


It is small, fun, versatile and has been made for the inventors of the future: The KUKA YouBOT research robot is a powerful, educational robot that has been especially designed for development and education in mobile manipulation, which counts as a key technology for professional service robotics. It consists of an omnidirectional platform, a five degree-of-freedom robot arm and a two-finger gripper.

The KUKA YouBOT research robot is an open platform that is operated with open source software. It is on its way to become a reference platform for hardware and software development in mobile manipulation


  • Sensor Drivers

    Collection of sensor drivers for ASUS Xtion PRO LIVE, Microsoft LifeCam, Kinect 3D Cam and Hokuyo Laser Range Finderz

  • Operating Systems

    Collection of YouBOT operating systems including Windows and remastered Ubuntu Linux

  • ROS

    Collection of YouBOT ROS software including wrappers, inverse kinematics and navigation stack

  • Simulation

    Collection of YouBOT simulations including V-REP, Gazebo, OpenRAVE, Webots and Modelica

  • Libraries

    Collection of YouBOT libraries including YouBOT-py and API

  • Apps and Utils

    Collection of apps and utils for Joypad, Leap Motion and Android and the Hello-World-YouBot-API

  • KUKA YouBOT omni-directional mobile platform with arm
  • Hokuyo URG-04LX-UG01 + universal sensor carrier
  • Microsoft LifeCam fixed at YouBOT arm with arm sensor carrier for LifeCam (based on an open source design by Leibniz University Hannover, Germany, IMES)
  • power supply
  • omni-directional mobile platform
  • 5-degree-of-freedom manipulator
  • real-time Ether CAT communication
  • on-board PC, mini ITX PC-Board with embedded CPU, 2 GB RAM, 32 GB SSD Flash, USB
  • open interfaces
  • basic control software
  • arm and platform can be used independently
  • the configuration supports 3D perception and facilitates functionalities such as 3D object localization, 3D mapping, and active sensing.
  • Asus Xtion PRO LIVE + universal sensor carrier

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