The robot VIONA (Vehicle for Intelligent Off-road NAvigation) is an agile platform for applications in rough terrain. The vehicle has the dimensions of a small car and weighs about 700kg. The electric drive consists of four single wheel motors with 1.2kW power each. Front and rear axis can be steered separately. That way, complex driving manoeuvres like crab steering and double-Ackermann steering can be achieved.
Mechanics, electronics and control software have been realised by the Robot Makers GmbH. The rollout took place in October 2012 in the context of the “Sciences Night 2012” in Kaiserslautern.
The outdoor platform VIONA is perfectly suited for off-road use, thanks to its robust design and engine
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||1400 mm (most widest part: bumper)
||ca. 650 kg
||770 mm (off-road tyres on 16″ alloy wheel rims)
||~ 250 mm
||115 mm (-45 mm up to +70 mm)
||8 deep-cycle batteries with each 12 V 55 Ah (5280 Wh)
||about 4 hours
||Generic Control Box