TurtleBot is a low-cost personal robot designed for hobbyists and researchers. It's open source, runs the ROS operating system, and combines a netbook with a Kinect 3D sensor and a mobile base.
How do you like this robot?
Rate this robot's appearance
Would you want to have this robot?
Did You Know?
A variety of open-source add-ons for TurtleBots are available, including webcams, laser sensors, and even arms.
A brand new TurtleBot costs $1,400, which is approximately the cost of all the parts involved. Plans are available for free if you'd prefer to build your own from scratch.
- Capable of building maps of its environment and navigating autonomously. Open platform with access to raw sensor data.
- 40.6 cm | 16 in
- 33 cm | 13 in
- 33 cm | 13 in
- 6.3 kg | 13.9 lb
- 1.8 km/h | 1.1 mph
- Microsoft Kinect, gyro, and iRobot Create built-in cliff and bump sensors.
- Two motors
- 14.4-V nickel-metal hydride battery and laptop internal battery, 2 to 3 hours of operation
- Asus Eee PC 1215N
- ROS (Robot Operating System)
- DEGREES OF FREEDOM (DOF)
- Aluminum and MDF (medium density fiberboard).
- $1,500 (fully-assembled unit; non-assembled kit sells for $1,400)
Microsoft Announces Experimental Release of ROS for Windows 10
Microsoft takes a step back into robotics by bringing the Robot Operating System to Windows
Mon, October 01, 2018
Robot Gift Guide 2017
Over a dozen robots that we promise will make fantastic holiday gifts
Thu, November 30, 2017
Clearpath Modernizes TurtleBot With Intel Euclid and iRobot Create
The latest version of the full-size TurtleBot promises to be easier to use than ever
Wed, August 30, 2017