Vector Autonomous Mobile Robot
Meet the newest autonomous mobile robot from Stanley Robotics. Vector is a ROS Native robot, meaning it was designed and built from the ground up to be ROS (Robot Operating System) compatible; as opposed to other robots where ROS integration is an afterthought. It’s an omni directional, compact, industrial strength, commercial grade robot designed to meet the needs of corporate and academic researchers. Vector is small and agile enough to work in a standard home or office environment, but it’s tough enough for the factory floor. Commercial customers looking to automate tasks like material handling or adding mobility to cobots, will find Vector to be a ready and reliable work horse. Another key user group is entrepreneurs who have identified a business opportunity that requires a robot, but they don’t want to build the robot themselves. Or maybe it’s a startup that has a robotic application or device that requires autonomous mobility to be successful, but they want to get to work on the app right away, rather than spending two years working on the autonomous mobile robot before they get to the work they are passionate about. Vector can navigate autonomously right out of the box. Being a ROS Native means that this robot puts all of the free, open source, ROS software at your fingertips, including our autonomous navigation stack. The smart-battery system uses inherently safe lithium polymer chemistry, and has enough energy to work all day long. Vector’s payload capacity is almost 300 pounds and its navigation system comes tuned and ready to work, making it ideal as a ready-to-deploy solution or an OEM component of your next product.