Quanser QBot2e

Quanser QBOT2e

QBot2e is a mobile robot for academic use, developed by Quanser, a world leader in the market of training stations. 

Its open architecture, a large number of built-in sensors and the possibility of simple expansion, makesa great starting point for scientific research. The manufacturer has also developed professional teaching materials allowing it to be used immediately as a tool for teaching many subjects in the field of robotics, mechatronics and related subjects. 

The robot is also available as a virtual version: (click here) 

Basic technical parameters: 

  • 2-wheeled Kobuki robot base 
  • Diameter: 35 cm, total height: 47 cm 
  • Max linear speed: 0.7 m/s 
  • Permissible load capacity: up to 4.5 kg 
  • Battery life: up to 3 hours 
  • Built-in controller: Raspberry Pi 3 
  • Built-in Microsoft Kinect camera: 640 × 480 pixels with depth analysis (11bits, 0.5-6m) 
  • Built-in sensors: 3 contact sensors, 2-wheel descent sensors, 3 ground edge sensors, 3-axis accelerometer, 2 motor current sensors, 1 angle sensor, 18 infrared sensors, 2-wheel encoders, 3 buttons, 2 overcurrent sensors, sensor battery voltage 
  • Additional elements: programmable LED diodes, speaker, charger 
  • Additional input / output systems: 28 digital lines, 1x SPI, 1x I2C, 2xPWM, 1x UART, 4x USB 2.0, 1x MIPI DSI Display Port, 1x Gigabit Ethernet, 1x MIPI CSI Camera Port 
  • Compatible with Matlab / Simulink and any microcontroller programming language 
  • Comprehensive teaching materials included 
  • Open architecture allows students to create customized control algorithms