Chaos: one tough robot – run for your life

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I would not want this robot chasing me. Nothing stops it. Watch the videos after the jump to see it climb over piles of rubble and branches with ease.

From the Chaos Homepage:

Chaos is a highly mobile small robot useful for

* explosive ordinance disposal,
* surveillance,
* reconnaissance,
* search and rescue,
* hauling gear,
* and other dull, dirty, or dangerous tasks.

Chaos is a robotic platform with four configurable and independently controlled tracks. Its superior design allows it to go where no other robotic platform of its size can go. It can handle terrain like stairs, train tracks, rubble piles, gravel, and steep grades of loose debris. It was recently tested at Disaster City in Texas, the premier search and rescue training ground. There, in some of the most difficult terrain a robot will encounter, Chaos demonstrated its superior mobility.

The basic Chaos platform is fully JAUS compatible. Chaos has the volume and weight capacity to handle the load of a wide variety of sensor and robotic payloads, such as an arm for EOD applications or senosrs for Hazmat situations. Chaos is supplied with Mobi, ASI’s handheld operator control unit (OCU) loaded with the Mobius software, the universal control for unmanned systems. Mobius supports operational modes from simple tele-operation to multi-vehicle autonomous behavior. The combination of Chaos, Mobi, and Mobius provides the power, design and intelligence you need to go to more places.

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Chaos, weighing in at 120 pounds, has more torque and payload capacity than any robot in its weight range. It uses an ultra-efficient motor and gearbox design to acheive impressive torque and an operational battery life of three hours. The design also makes it very quiet, with virtually no gear or motor noise.

Chaos uses an ultra-efficient motor and gearbox design to acheive impressive torque and an operational battery life of three hours. Chaos is modularly designed, so all components (tracks, arms, drive modules, electronics module, battery, and chassis) can easily be replaced in the field. All components connect solidly together without any velcro or straps.

VIA slashgear, technabob

Chaos homepage

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