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ALAN-2
ALAN-2

ALAN-2

ALAN-2 is a prototype of tracked ROS robot which, due to its technological characteristics, can have civil and / or military uses. ALAN-2 was built for research purposes for the design and development of hardware / software to create high-performance robots for different uses ranging from research operations in contaminated areas, to agriculture, to the measurement of multiple physical quantities , as well as the detection of metal objects.
ALAN-2 supports machine learning and autonomous navigation. The ROS (Robot Operating System) system together with the Intel Movidius (Neural Network Hardware) provides support to all this allowing access to Artificial Intelligence, to Computer Vision, without any Cloud connection. The machine is equipped with a graphic interface where there is a joystick for manual control, a graphic Geo Localizer provides its position through the use of a GPS with different types of display (Street view and Satellite), and an Altimeter. The Robot is also equipped with a Full HD camera that provides the point of view of the Streaming machine, together with the possibility of taking high resolution pictures that can be stored on a microSD card.
In the presence of low light we supplied the machine with a LED light (specially designed and built) with dual lighting (white and infrared light). A lithium battery pack together with a photovoltaic panel system guarantee a long autonomy of use.
The charge information is displayed on the graphic interface in the form of icons with percentage.
Remote control occurs in two modes: Internet or LAN using a long range Wireless Router integrated into the machine.
ALAN-2 is equipped with a Smart Charging Station specially designed and built, completely autonomous.
It consists of a touch-screen display where the recharge information (percentage of recharge, voltage and recharging time) and a multicolored status LED are displayed.
The same information can be accessed remotely directly from Browser from any Device, thanks to the exposed Web-Server.
The heart of the charging station is a microcontroller that manages the entire charging process, with specially developed software. It also integrates an SD memory reader, where various statistics information from the Robot and the Station itself will be saved.
Italy


ALAN-2

Giuseppe Massaria, Antonio Idà

Giuseppe Massaria
Software Developer
Email: massaria.gius@hotmail.it

Antonio Idà
Hardware Developer
Email: ntoni81@libero.it


Stand A32 (pav. 9) - Giuseppe Massaria, Antonio Idà


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