Create a robot solution in days instead of months or years
With our Modular Open Robot Platform Hardware you'll get a working mobile robot capable of navigation and 3D obstacle avoidance. The platform can be adapted to your applications needs and we can assist in rapid development of your robotic solution.
Modular Open Robot Platform Hardware
from the frame to the electronics to the shell, everything is modular and can be adapted for your solution needs
mobile robot platform supports 100KG load
differential drive powerful robot platform
navigation and obstacle avoidance
SLAM (simultaneous localization and mapping) with obstacle avoidance powered by ROS
powerful brushless hub motors ensure silent operation without gear noise
multiple safety features
fused power distribution, battery protection circuits, on-board power restrictions and under voltage protection to name a few
no-vendor lock-in, open source software and hardware
MORPH M1 Series standard configurations
Start with a standard configuration or customize from scratch, it's both possible!
M1 Core Base
For development or learning purposes the mobile base contains what you need to get started in robotics. The base can be provided with or without cover
M1B1 butler robot
Designed to bring your drinks or small packages, the butler robot has social interaction possibilities with integrated microphone array, touch screen and speakers
The robot can be fully adjusted to your robotic solution needs with a custom frame
Fully modular open robot platform
Modular and open in all aspects
Fully modular frame - modular at the core
The frame is built around T-slot system profiles and can be adjusted in every dimension
Modular system panels allows future expansion or replacement of electronics and sensors
Fully modular Electronics
Increase battery capacity by adding additional battery modules
Add sensors depending on the application needs
Choose computing power according to your application needs
System panels with standard holes grid pattern
Mounting holes are threaded for easy and fast assembly also preventing issues with nuts coming loose due to vibrations
Fully modular cover
The cover is designed to allow rapid small and medium scale manufacturing using rapid prototyping techniques such as 3D printing and lasercutting
Individual panels can be replaced easily, allowing easy changes for example to add additional sensors
Iterate your robot design much faster
The cover can be fully customized to your needs, changing dimensions, cut-outs for sensors or other features and optionally covered with a printed vinyl wrap
Rapid prototyping service
Save time and launch your product quicker. We can help prototype your solution in our own innovation lab. We can work with partners to integrate with social robotics and other custom solutions.
Developing robotics software with open technology
ROS / OpenCV / C++ / Python and more
Support, care packages and training
Making sure everything keeps working as needed and providing assistance when needed
Application design example: robotic butler
Brings your drinks and food with social interaction
Start with platform design
Depending on the solution we determine start with the mobile base for the robot and determine the frame size. The standard frame supports up to four battery modules and can fit a compact computing unit powerful enough for most applications. The design is first created in CAD and validated with the customer before assembly begins.
With the platform base design finished, we can start the assembly of the robot base. Because of the modular structure assembly is quick and easily changed if needed.
Customized modular cover - start with global design
First a global design for the robot is created. Based on the application requirements such as height and robot footprint restrictions. For the robot platform the height is chosen to be able to pick-up a tray from the top while seated at a table. Additionally a feature is added to mount a touchscreen for interaction with the robot.
We have developed a way to create a customized modular cover which can be manufactured at small to medium scale without the huge startup cost. This way the design of your robot can be developed on a iterative basis. The basis of this design is a low-poly based 3D structure of flat panels joined by brackets. This way we can utilize rapid prototyping techniques like lasercutting, CNC-routing and 3D printing. This technique is scalable for a single or small-scale to large scale. This way the design can be tested and updated without having to spend large setup costs on other manufacturing techniques.
Customize: add sensors and touchscreen
Customizations can be applied to the global design, such as cut-outs for sensors or touchscreen. With our generative CAD software the design for panels and brackets are generated.
A first prototype
The panels can be cut using a lasercutter or CNC machine. Brackets are 3D printed and an optional wrap is applied with a custom style or logo. The prototype can be created quickly without a lot of cost so you can test ideas very quickly.
Iterate your design
After testing you may find out you need more or different sensors. Or maybe the position of the sensors should be changed. With our modular cover you can make changes to the cover and replace individual panels without having to replace and recreate the complete cover. This saves cost and valuable time and allows you to do rapid iterative prototyping.
Updated prototype with additional depth camerasFor better navigation and obstacle avoidance additional depth cameras are added. This increases the field-of-view. Also a different model is selected which has an increased range of up to 20m (instead of 10m).
A test drive at client's location
Perception: multiple depth cameras for wide field of view
Obstacle avoidance with efficient voxel grid implementationDepth cameras provide a 3D view which can be used for obstacle avoidance.Even hard to detect obstacles like low horizontal parts of table legs are detected. An efficient open source voxel layer is used to allow obstacle avoidance with a high level of detail with a low CPU overhead.
Extend capabilities with custom hardware
The modular electronics allows to be extended with custom add-ons for your application
on-board machine learning
Allow on-board complex machine learning algorithms without depending on the cloud by embedding a GPU
Let the robot take quality pictures or video
Detect if someone has a fever
Stepper motor / brushless motor / servo with geared or belt driven mechanism
Expand wireless capabilities for long range reception with embedded router and 4G connection
Let the robot know it's position on earth
use touch sensors integrated in the robot instead of buttons to create a more natural human interaction
A visual indication of the robot state or actions
Connect any microcontroller and peripherals over USB
What will you create?
Almost anything is possible, just imagine the possibilities and start creating
Learn robotics and apply it in real life
Move stuff from A to B
Remove surveillance, telepresence or robotic tripod / camera operator
Brings your drinks and food
Build your own personal assistance droid
Smart robotic trash container
Automatically moves to a central location to be emptied
Your magic application...
Focus on the your application and get your idea to reality much faster
"We have been working with Ovo-labs on a daily basis during the last year. Roald supported us in designing an innovative prototype for a first proof of concept, based on the Ovo-labs modular robot platform. We value his technical skills in robotics and his extensive knowledge of ROS. He showed commitment, flexibility and an open mind, which is invaluable in fast prototyping. We consider using Ovo-lab’s services for future projects and warmly recommend it for all creative inventors." Eliza Olczyk - R&D, New Technologies Department - Schindler Elevator Corporation