Mobile robot MP-500

Mobile robot MP-500
Mobile robot MP-500

Mobile robot MP-500, view A
Mobile robot MP-500, view B
Mobile robot MP-500, CAD view
Mobile robot MP-500, dimensions

The mobile robot MP-500 is the next step in development of autonomous transport systems. Its main task is the transport of material, parts and other payload between arbitrary destinations.

But in the same way as a robot arm is much more flexible than a simple machine, the MP-500, being a mobile robot, is much more capable than traditional AGV. The MP-500 is especially suited for frequently changing transportation applications in dynamic environments.

  • Mobile robots use natural landmarks for navigation,
  • they do not require guide lines, wires, markers or other support,
  • they can autonomously move around obstacles and
  • can be modified for new applications fully in software.
Payload:  80 kg
Dimensions:  814 x 592 x 361 (LxWxH, in mm)
Speed:  <1.5 m/s

  up to 10 h or up to 8 km

Sensors:  1 x 2D laser scanner
  5 x ultrasonic sensors (optional)
Control via:  External PC (WLAN)
  On-board computer

Several interesting options are available as well.

Mobile robots in intralogistics

The MP-500 can best replace traditional transport systems in cases where routes and destinations change very often, for example in order picking.

One possible applications for mobile robots is taking order-related material from a central storage to different workplaces. Because they do not require fixed routes, every mobile robot can reach any destination which makes the overall system exceptionally flexible.

Of course the mobile robots can also work the other way round, collecting the parts required at one assembly line from different machines. Or they operate completely free, dynamically connecting any point of the factory with all others.


Using the mobile robot MP-500 for research

Due to its rugged design and the large number of functions and features have made the mobile robot MP-500 very popular in robotics research. It is mainly used in projects searching for new solution in production automation. Two important topics in this field are cooperating robots and mobile manipulators.

The MP-500 can also used in completely new fields of research. In th BetoScan project for example the mobile robot works as autonomous sensor carrier. The joint research project ImRoNet used the MP-500 as telepresence robot and a research institute in Germany uses the mobile robot for developing new fuel cells.

This makes the MP-500 one of the most versatile mobile robot available on the market.


Of course our mobile robots are tested under the hardest possible conditions.