Chaos is a tough and agile mobile robot designed for military and industrial operations. Its four independently rotating tracks allow it to traverse steep, rough terrain where other robots dare not go.
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Did You Know?
Chaos can carry a 90-kg (200-lb) person up a flight of stairs.
Chaos can climb inclines of up to 70 degrees.
Chaos can plow and even drive through heavy snow. It can't build a snowman, though.
- Equipped with four independently controlled track arms. Run time is 4 hours with a 45-kg (100-lb) payload. Range is up to 42 km (26 miles).
- 23 cm | 9 in (tracks flat); 49 cm | 19.3 in (tracks raised)
- 131 cm | 51.6 in
- 66.5 cm | 26.2 in
- 60 kg | 132 lb (one battery pack); 69.4 kg | 153 lb (two packs)
- 10.5 km/h | 6.5 mph
- Video camera (10X optical, 4X digital zoom)
- Eight Parker Bayside frameless motors
- 56-V military-grade lithium-ion battery
- Motorola MPC565 32-bit processor
- MicroC/OS-II real-time operating system
- DEGREES OF FREEDOM (DOF)
- Aluminum body. Durable rubber for tracks.
Mel Torrie, president and CEO of Autonomous Solutions, along with his team of engineers, developed the first version of Chaos in 2000 as part of a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant. Chaos was designed to merge the best features of other EOD (explosive ordnance disposal) robots with a highly durable, mobile platform that could maneuver through extremely rough terrain. Since 2000, Chaos has undergone five major revisions and now has the capability to carry a variety of robotic or surveillance payloads.