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 — Hall East, Stand ES16
11.03.2020, at 1:00 p.m.
— presentation of
12.03.2020, at 1:00 p.m.
— presentation of

LS1 Logistics Robots

 — the robotic beetles among the mobile logistics robots

Freely navigating, omnidirectional, inherently safe, highly configurable and customizable at a fraction of the prize of a comparable AGV
- “You name it, we move it!”

LS1 500

 — mobile autonomous logistics robot

Omnidirectional, inherently safe, freely navigating mobile logistic robot designed for towing a large variety of roll containers with a towing capacity of up to 750 kg and a payload of up to 500 kg.

Hardware Specification
  • Drives: four 24V 10A omnidirectional, inherently safe KELO drives
  • Foot print: 65 x 65 cm2
  • Towing capacity: 750 kg
  • Load-bearing capacity: 500 kg
  • Self-weight: 50 kg
  • Max. velocity: 10 m/s (limited to 1,5 m/s in indoor environments in proximity of humans)
  • Power consumption under load: 20 A
  • Battery capacity: customizable 40 Ah – 100 Ah
  • Power management: built in power distribution and charging unit
  • Suspension: individual suspension in each drive, seesaw suspension for multiple drives
  • Sensors: 16 channel L360 lidar (on top of torso), 2 x SICK LMS 100 in chassis
  • User interface: central control unit (remotely) or via 8” touch display (in torso)
Software Specification
  • 2D/3D mapping and localization
  • Free omnidirectional autonomous navigation
  • Machine learning approach for detecting and localizing objects, which have to be transported
  • Automatic docking and load pick up
  • Central control unit and fleet management to command and monitor a fleet of robots
Other system characteristics
  • Multiple redundancy: robot stays operational, even if three out of four wheels fail
  • Inherent safety: compliant motion control and whole-body force torque sensing
  • Maintainability: due to high modularity of platform design malfunctioning components can be replaced in minutes
  • Robots are highly customizable and can be quickly adapted to customers’ needs

LS1 Guido

 — mobile guide robot, load carrier

Omnidirectional, inherently safe, freely navigating mobile logistics robot designed for guiding people in public facilities such as shopping malls, airports, or hospitals and carrying payloads of up to 500 kg.

Hardware Specification
  • Drives: four 24V 10A omnidirectional, inherently safe KELO drives
  • Foot print: 58 x 63 cm2
  • Payload: 500 kg
  • Net weight: 50 kg
  • Max. velocity: 10 m/s (limited to 1,5 m/s in indoor environments in proximity of humans)
  • Battery capacity: 23 Ah
  • Power consumption under load: 10 A
  • Run time: > 2,5 hours
  • Suspension: individual suspension in each drive, seesaw suspension for multiple drives
  • Sensors: chassis front: 1 x SICK LMS 100, chassis rear: 1 x Hokuyo URG-04LX-UG01, torso: 2 x Realsense D435
  • User interface:
    • central control unit (remotely) or via built in 10” touch display (in torso)
    • two loud speakers
Software Specification
  • 2D mapping and localization
  • Navigation capabilities
    • Free autonomous navigation (point to point)
    • Guiding a person in crowded environments
  • Perception capabilities: people detection and tracking based on machine learning algorithms
  • Central control unit/fleet management to command and monitor a fleet of robots
Other system characteristics
  • Multiple redundancy: robot stays operational even if three out of four wheels fail
  • Inherent safety: compliant motion control and whole-body force torque sensing
A comparison of autonomous mobile logistics robots
Our logistics robots Comparable AMRs
Price 65-70% 100%
Payload-weight ratio 10:1 3:1
Max. velocity 10 m/s 1,5 m/s
Kinematics omnidirectional mostly differential
Maneuverability very high1) limited2)
Safety inherently safe3) no inherent safety
Modularity and Configurability arbitrary configurations from 1 to n drives monolithic, no modularity
Customizability fully customizable limited4)
Robustness all but one drive can fail and the vehicle is still functional all drives must work to keep the vehicle funcional
Handling of legacy yes limited4)
  1. 1) Our robots can move in any direction nearly instantly also sideways and maneuver in very narrow space. This is important e.g. for automated loading or unloading trucks or airplanes.
  2. 2) Many AGVs can turn on the spot but not move side-ways.
  3. 3) Drives are highly back-drivable. Our robots can be easily pushed aside.
  4. 4) Solutions often do not fit to the problem.
Acknowledgment:

The concept of an ultra-flexible, cost-efficient “robotic beetle among the mobile logistics robots” that can handle a large variety of legacy in intralogistics was developed in the EU project ROPOD by the project partners Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg (Co-ordinator), KU Leuven, TU Eindhoven, AGAPLESION Frankfurter Diakonie Kliniken, Special Maachine Fabriek Ketels v.o.f. and Locomotec GmbH. The project was funded by the European Commission under grant no. 731848. LS1 Robotics is a joint venture founded by Special Maachine Fabriek Ketels v.o.f. and Locomotec GmbH with the goal to develop the project results further to series production readiness and commercialize them.

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Funded By The European Commission Under Grant No. 731848