Hamster is a robust micro Autonomous Unmanned Ground Vehicle by Cogniteam. It has a capable motor and 4WD (differential).


Hamster is capable of powering carrying and interfacing various payloads and arrives with the following sensors

  • 360 Lidar Indoor and possibly outdoor optics
  • HD video streaming / can be upgraded to passive stereo or 3D depth camera
  • ARM Rapsberry PI3 or Intel Upboard
  • IMU and GPS
  • Built in Mapping and Localization
  • ROS (Jade/Kinetic support)
  • PID control
  • 1.2m/s speed
  • Battery monitoring / custom Lipo cutoff HW and SW
  • 7Amp PDU (power distribution unit)
  • Wifi AC 2.4 or 5Gh for long range communication

Hamster website: http://hamster-robot.com :D

Hamster at MERL

Hamster with Intel Movidius

Hamster for Autonomy Research

"Control Architecture Design for Autonomous Vehicles" by Berntorp, K.; Hoang, T.; Quirynen, R.; Di Cairano, S.2018 Read more at: http://www.merl.com/publications/docs/TR2018-125.pdf

"Intelligent Agent Supporting Human-Multi-Robot Team Collaboration" by Ariel Rosenfeld, Oleg Maksimov, Noa Agmon and Sarit Kraus has been awarded the BEST ROBOTICS VIDEO prize at the IJCAI 2015 video competition. It uses Hamster V3 robots. https://vimeo.com/119434903

Read more at: https://www.ijcai.org/Proceedings/15/Papers/270.pdf

"Maintaining Communication in Multi-Robot Tree Coverage" by Mor Sinay, Noa Agmon1, Oleg Maksimov1 , Sarit Kraus1, David Peleg2 2017

Read more at: https://u.cs.biu.ac.il/~sarit/data/articles/morIjcai17_2950.pdf

Wiki: Robots/Hamster (last edited 2018-10-11 12:17:12 by Ari Yakir)