Rover Robotics – Rover Pro Flipper – Mobile Robotics Platform
The Rover Robotics Rover Pro accelerates your projects with a rugged open-source robot platform that has been proven in the field with thousands of public safety deployments. In addition, the Flipper Pro excels at outdoor use with its IP67 rating and motorized front flippers. It can operate and navigate nearly any terrain!
Rover Basic SDK for motor control, data feedback, charging, and power distribution (UART serial interface). Uses standard mil-spec battery BB2590 (up to 19.8 Ah). Quickly build your custom payloads and software. Internal charging circuitry makes it possible to add a charging dock for automatic charging, removing the need to ever remove the battery for charging.
|Dimensions||62cm x 39cm x 15.2cm [24.4in x 15.4in x 6in]|
|Max Speed||2.5m/s [5.6mph]|
|Payload Capacity||100kg [220lbs]|
|Ground Clearance||1.2cm [0.5in]|
|Operating Temp||-20C to 50C [0F to 120F]|
|Run time (basic usage)||5 hours|
|User Power||Unregulated 12V-16.8V|
|Motors||2050KV inrunner Brush-less motors|
Flippers: The Three Motor Rover Pro is the perfect pair with the flipper drive kit. The third motor inside the robot powers the drive axle, allowing the flippers to actuate, which lets the Rover Pro navigate all sorts of rugged terrain, power up curbs and steep inclines, and even climb a standard staircase! In addition, the Flipper drive kit is easily swapped with a 4WD kit, so you can set up your Pro to navigate whatever environment you desire!
Motors: The Rover Pros use high torque 2050KV in-runner brush-less sensored motors. That’s a mouthful, so let’s break down what that means. There are two main types of DC motors, brushed and brushless. Brushes are small strips of metal inside the motor that connect the rotor to the stator. These brushes wear out over time. Using brushless motors ensures our Rover Pros last a long time. In-runner refers to the fact that the rotor is in the middle. 2050KV refers to how fast the motor spins per volt that is applied. Lower values imply that the motor has more torque, one of the lowest KV motors on the market; in fact, we customize them to lower the KV rating. Sensor means a built-in hall effect sensor that allows the motor to spin start from a stop and spin slower than a sensor-less motor.
Battery: The Rover Pros use a military-grade high-density lithium-ion battery pack with built-in over-current and under-voltage protection, state-of-charge monitoring, temperature monitoring, current monitoring, and voltage monitoring.
The operating voltage of the battery is 12V-16.8V. If more than 20A is pulled from the battery, it will shut itself off safely. All of the data from the battery is exposed to our ROS driver.
Note: All variants come with one battery and charger. Additional batteries, chargers, drive kits, and accessories can be purchased separately. You can also contact us for any custom configurations.
The Rover Pro was built to withstand any environment. With an IP67 rating, these robots can be outside during any weather conditions. The high-quality brushless motors offer more longevity, higher torque, and quieter operation than brushed motors. The high capacity military grade lithium-ion battery is state of the art in both capacities, safety, and reliability. The Rover Pro is our most famous robot, with over 1,000 units shipped worldwide.
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