Mobile robot Thymio II
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Introducing the mobile robot Thymio II
The mobile robot Thymio II has been developed in collaboration by the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL) and the Cantonal Art School of Lausanne (écal). Their aim is to provide an educational mobile robot at a low price.
The mobile robot Thymio II is totally open-source, at hardware and software levels.
The mobile robot Thymio II is easy to manipulate, thanks to its small size (110x110x50 mm) and weight. Its beautiful white body makes it very robust and it is very attractive thanks to its capacitive buttons and colored leds.
The mobile robot Thymio II contains many sensors (microphone, infrared receiver, temperature, proximity, 3 axis accelerometer, ground sensors for line following), actuators (motors, speakers, LEDs) and connectivity (USB, memory card).
But the mobile robot Thymio II knows how to offer opportunities to those who want to increase the capabilities of this robot. You can add a pen in the robot to draw with it and you have access to Lego-compatible attachment points: the only limit is your imagination! The mobile robot Thymio II's designers don't lack of it, as you can see on this page or in this presentation movie:
Update and programming of the mobile robot Thymio II
Downloading the software and updating the mobile robot Thymio II
Aseba studio is an open-source integrated development environment allowing to create and debug scripts for the mobile robot Thymio II but also for the e-puck robot.
The Aseba language allows a programming based on events. Its syntax is inspired by Matlab, but simplified: only one basic type, the 16-bits integer, and tables.
Download and install Aseba Studio. If your mobile robot Thymio II is turned on and plugged to your computer, the software will detect it automatically.
Yon can then download the last version of the robot's firmware and follow the instructions to update your robot. The operation is easy and quick.
Technical details of the mobile robot Thymio
- Dimensions: 11 cm x 11.2 cm x 5.3 cm (base box: 13.5 cm x 15cm x 7.5 cm)
- Weight: 270 grams
- Li-Po Battery: 3.7 V, 1,500 mAh, rechargeable via a MicroUSB port
- Autonomy: More than 2 hours (much more generally since it recharges as soon as it is connected to a computer during programming)
- Max speed: 14 cm/s
- The Aseba software suite can be installed on Linux, Mac OS and Windows
- 9 Infrared sensors (range approx. 10 cm)
- 5 Touch Buttons (capacitive technology)
- 1 Three-axis accelerometer
- 1 Thermometer
- 1 microphone
- 1 Infrared sensor (receiver for remote control)
- 39 LEDs
- 2 Wheels-related DC motors
- 1 speaker
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