CoroWare, a provider of robotics integration services, has added a new feature to the CoroWare Explorer product series to significantly improve the versatility and duration of the mobile robotics projects for researchers and educators.
Researchers in mobile robotics working on outdoor navigation and cognitive science experiments need long hours of trials in the field. Mobile robots that utilize conventional battery technologies find it challenging to provide long duration for experimental trials.
CoroWare has upgraded the Explorer product series by adding a new hot-swap battery feature for convenient replacement of batteries. CoroWare, in addition to the upgrade, will also provide intelligent battery chargers and Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH) battery packs.
The CoroWare Explorer features an object-oriented software development solution and a 2.0 GHz processor that allows educators and researchers to swiftly install and manufacture robotic solutions. The top deck of the robot offers abundant mounting space for hardware components. An open-ended design enables developers and researchers to customize and modify every robot to meet the requirements. The CoroWare Explorer withstands contact with field elements that can disable less-rugged bots.