e-puck

Robot
e-puck robotFrom CHF950.00
e-puck robot without chargerFrom CHF850.00
Accessories
e-puck charger for 1 batteryFrom CHF100.00
e-puck extra batteryFrom CHF17.00
e-puck reflective strip (for mutual detection)From CHF15.00
e-puck ICD2 programming cableFrom CHF23.00
e-puck serial cableFrom CHF23.00
e-puck motorFrom CHF45.00
Extensions
e-puck ground sensorsFrom CHF300.00
e-puck range and bearing turretFrom CHF400.00
e-puck 3x3 RGB display turretFrom CHF650.00
e-puck omnivision turretFrom CHF1150.00
e-puck turret for Gumstix Overo COM (without a Gumstix Overo COM card)From CHF670.00
e-puck full package for Gumstix Overo COM (including turret, Gumstix Overo COM card and accessories)From CHF800.00
e-puck and Gumstix Overo COM full package (including e-puck, turret, Gumstix Overo COM card and accessories)From CHF1600.00

Overview

The e-puck mini mobile robot was originally developed at the EPFL for teaching purposes by the designers of the successful Khepera robot. The e-puck hardware and software is fully open source, providing low level access to every electronic device and offering unlimited extension possibilities. The basic e-puck robot contains a large number of sensors and actuators, including two stepper motor wheels, 9 LEDs, a speaker, 8 infra-red sensors, 3 microphones, a VGA camera, a 3D accelerometer, a remote control IR receiver, a 16 position switch and a Bluetooth interface. The official e-puck community web site is www.e-puck.org.

Neat design: the simple mechanical structure, electronics design and software of e-puck is an example of a clean and modern system.

Flexibility: e-puck covers a wide range of educational activities, offering many possibilities with its sensors, processing power and extensions.

Simulation software: e-puck is integrated in the Webots simulation software for easy programming, simulation and remote control of real robot.

User friendly: e-puck is small and easy to setup on a table top next to a computer. It doesn't need any cable and provides optimal working comfort.

Robustness and maintenance: e-puck resists to student use and is simple to repair.

Affordable: the price tag of e-puck is friendly to university budgets.

Specifications

Feature Technical Information
Sizeabout 7 cm diameter
Batteryabout 3 hours with the provided 5Wh LiION rechargeable battery
ProcessorMicrochip dsPIC 30F6014A @ 60MHz (about 15 MIPS)
Motors

2 stepper motors with a 20 steps per revolution and a 50:1 reduction gear
IR sensors8 infra-red sensors measuring ambient light and proximity of obstacles in a range of 4 cm
Cameracolor camera with a maximal resolution of 640x480 (typical use: 52x39 or 640x1)
Microphones3 omni-directional microphones for sound localization
Accelerometer3D accelerometer along the X, Y and Z axis
LEDs8 red LEDs on the ring and one green LED in the body
Speakeron-board speaker capable of playing WAV or tone sounds.
Switch16 position rotating switch
BluetoothBluetooth for robot-computer and robot-robot wireless communication
Remote Controlinfra-red LED for receiving standard remote control commands
Expansion busexpansion bus to add new possibilities to your robot.
ProgrammingC programming with the GNU GCC compiler system
SimulationWebots facilitates the programming of e-puck with a powerful simulation, remote control and cross-compilation system.

Commercial Brochure

Download the e-puck brochure (PDF).