Based on your experience, feedback and requests, the Khepera IV now integrates a powerful Linux core with WiFi, Bluetooth, accelerometer, gyroscope, color camera and a larger battery.
More stable than ever, you can now plug more extensions on the robot. The different sensors precision has also been improved and the odometry is even better than the Khepera III.
Khepera IV Architecture
k4-detail2The Khepera IV architecture provides exceptional modularity. As any K-Team robot, the Khepera IV is using an extension bus system for nearly unlimited configurations.
The robot includes an array of 8 Infrared Sensors for obstacle detection with 4 more for fall avoidance or line following as well as 5 Ultrasonic Sensors for long range object detection. The robot’s motor blocks are using very high quality DC motors for high efficiency and accuracy. The internal battery provides a running time of about 7 hours.
Khepera IV Embedded Linux Support
With its Linux core, the Khepera IV embeds a complete standard Linux Operating System. It provides a well known standard C/C++ environment for application development. Almost any existing library can be easily ported on the Khepera IV, allowing the development of portable embedded algorithms and applications.
The Khepera IV is the new standard tool for robotic experiments and demonstrations such as:
• Artificial Intelligence
• Multi-Agent System
• Collective Behavior
• Real-Time Programming
• Advanced Electronics Demonstration
Evaluation of the robot
The performance evaluation of the Khepera IV is available here (courtesy of the DISAL from the EPFL). We thank the DISAL form the EPFL for this review, especially Soares, Jorge Miguel; Navarro Oiza, Inaki; Martinoli, Alcherio.