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Welcome to the Neobotix Documentation for MPO-500

The mobile robot MPO-500 features four Mecanum wheels which provide an extraordinary manoeuvrability. Each Mecanum wheel has several independent rollers mounted along its circumference. The axles of the rollers are rotated at 45° to the wheel's main axle. This design enables the robot to instantly move into any direction: the Mecanum wheels make it truly omnidirectional.

This kinematics offers a number of interesting advantages over other systems like Omni-wheels or the Omni-Drive-Modules of the MPO-700:

  • Mecanum wheels have proven themselves worldwide since 1973,
  • they require only a very simple and robust drive system,
  • they allow instantaneous motion without alignment and
  • the required control software is very simple.

These extraordinary features have made Mecanum wheels a very popular solution especially in robotics research.


Payload:  Default 50 kg, high payload 150 kg
Dimensions:  986 x 662 x 409 (LxWxH, in mm)
Speed:  <0.8 m/s

  up to 7 h or up to 3 km

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

Range Of Application

The mobile robot may be used in a large variety of applications:

  • Autonomous transportation tasks in industrial environments

  • Automatic measurement of physical data in large areas (e.g. gas concentrations, temperatures, noise, etc.)

  • Autonomous operations within large areas (e.g. surveillance, part handling, etc.)

  • Telepresence while controlled via wireless LAN

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