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Third-party Software Support • RoboRealm - - The SRV-1 can now be directly controlled from RoboRealm, a very popular Windows-based machine vision software package for robots. The RoboRealm extensions for SRV-1 allow creation of scripts that combine image processing on live video feeds from the robot, e.g. color filtering, blob detection/tracking, edge detection/outlining and feature extraction, with decision processing and robot motion control, making it easy to create behaviors such as object location and tracking, obstacle avoidance, motion detection, notification, etc, with a web interface, and control can be scripted from C/C++, Python, Java, C#, Lisp, Visual Basic, WScript and COM through the RoboRealm API.

• Microsoft Robotics Studio - - Drivers for the SRV-1 in Microsoft Robotics Studio are now available. MSRS is a Windows-based environment for academic, hobbyist and commercial developers to create robotics applications across a wide variety of hardware. Key features and benefits include: end-to-end robotics development platform, lightweight services-oriented runtime, and a scalable / extensible platform.

• Webots - - SRV-1 support is now included in Webots mobile robotics simulation software. Webots provides a rapid prototyping environment for modelling, programming and simulating mobile robots under Windows, Mac OS/X and Linux. The 3D modeling and physics are outstanding.


Surveyor SRV-1 School Kit


Designed for research, education, and exploration, Surveyor's SRV-1 internet-controlled robot integrates a 1000MIPS 500MHz Analog Devices Blackfin BF537 processor, a digital video camera with resolution from 160x28 to 1280x1024 pixels, laser pointer ranging, and WLAN 802.11b/g networking on a quad-motor tracked mobile robotic base. The new 4 motor design, uses 4 specially made 100:1 gear motors to provide high torque, more speed, and a lower overall profile.

Operating as a remotely-controlled webcam or a self-navigating autonomous robot, the SRV-1 can run onboard interpreted C programs or user-modified firmware, or be remotely managed from a Windows, Mac OS/X or Linux base station with Python or Java-based console software. The Java-based console software includes a built-in web server to monitor and control the SRV-1 via a web browser from anywhere in the world, as well as archive video feeds on demand or on a scheduled basis. Additional software support for the SRV-1 is also available by way of IPRE's Python-based Myro, Microsoft Robotics Studio, Cyberbotic's Webots, and RoboRealm machine vision software.

Features & Specifications:

  • Open Source design with full access to source code (GPL) & schematics
• Host software has built-in web server and video archiving
• Can run programs written in interpreted C and stored in onboard Flash
• Wireless RC or viewing up to 100m indoors and 1000m outdoors (LOS)
• Robot can be controlled from a terminal/console for easy testing
• Linux 2.6 support and "bare metal" programming with GNU bfin-elf-gcc
• Processor: 1000mips 500MHz Analog Devices Blackfin BF537
  32MB SDRAM, 4MB Flash, JTAG
• Camera: Omnivision OV9655 1.3 mpl. Res: 160x128 to 1280x1024
• Robot Radio: Lantronix Matchport 802.11b/g Wi-Fi
• Range: 100m indoors, 1000m line-of-site
• Sensors: 2 laser pointers for ranging
• Support for up to 4 Maxbotics ultrasonic ranging modules I2C sensors
• Drive: Tank-style treads with differential drive via our precision DC
  gearmotors (100:1 gear reduction)
• Speed: 20cm - 40cm per second (approx 1 foot/sec or .5 mile/hour)
• Chassis: Machined Aluminum
• Dimensions: 120mm long x 100mm wide x 80mm tall (5" x 4" x 3")
• Weight: 350gm (12oz)
• Power: 7.2V 2AH Li-Po battery pack - 4+ hours per charge
• Charger: 100-240VAC 50/60Hz (US plug)


Software • Robot Firmware: easily updated, written in C language under GPL Open Source, compiled with GNU bfin-elf-gcc and bfin-uclinux-gcc toolchains

• Onboard User Programming: interpreter for "small C" language with special robot-specific commands are provided for running user programs from onboard Flash memory

• Development Tools: GNU toolchains via

• Console Software: Java based application, runs on Windows, MAC, Linux. WebcamSat web server module built into console software, allows multiple simultaneous remote viewers via Internet

• Robot Control Protocol: Published here. Easily used from other applications


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Delivery Schedule: 5-15 days

Surveyor SRV-1 School Kit 4 Pack
(includes four SRV1 robots)
Price: $1998.00

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