Description

Marvelmind Boxie is an autonomous mobile robot for smart warehousing, industrial applications, research, and education.

Main Boxie website: www.boxie.fi.

Typical use cases:

  • Autonomous delivery of goods or baskets with goods/tools/inventory in warehouses, assembly plants (expensive gauges and similar), chemical plants (samples, etc.)
  • Autonomous (daily, nightly, hourly, etc.) inspection with optional cameras and additional measurement devices

Demos:

Materials:

Marvelmind Boxie API

The API allows a very advanced and very deep control of the robot. You can get data to your onboard or remote computer (for example, odometry readings or IMU data, motors current consumption, the detailed status of virtually any sensor, etc.). You can control the robot to the deepest level (for example, deep settings of the indoor positioning system or front LEDs for illumination or control the external power switches, etc.).

Download the Boxie API.


To update the Boxie SW:
  • Download the Marvelmind Boxie SW pack
  • Copy the SW to a USB stick
  • Plug the USB stick into a rear USB port of Boxie
  • Press the Reset button on Boxie
  • The SW will be automatically in 1-2 minutes. The robot will give the voice announcements
  • Remove the USB stick right after the final announcement to prevent the loop update
  • The robot will do the final self-reset and become updated and ready
  • For more details, follow the instructions in the Boxie Operating Manual
 
  • Odo board SW
  • SW for internal mobile beacons (“hedges”). Notice that there are separate SW files for the left and right hedge. Left – from the robot’s point of view, if the robot drives forward
  • The SW pack may also contain the Dashboard and the modem SW
 
For the first time after getting the robot or for the major SW updates, the Marvelmind Boxie SD card may be updated as well – it depends on the version of the robot you have. To do that:
  • Download the Marvelmind Boxie SD card – use only when the Micro SD card update is required
  • Since the SD card slot is inside the robot, a screwdriver and opening of the top plastic cover around the display are required
  • This kind of update with the plastic cover opening is required only for some particular major SW updates
  • After that, the Boxie SW is updated via USB stick and is fully automatic and takes 1-2 minutes – see more about Marvelmind Boxie SW pack update above
  • Follow the steps in the Boxie Operating Manual
 
 
Robot Boxie - autonomous robot for researchers - prices

Key specs and features:

  • Fully autonomous delivery from point A to point B (C, D, E, etc.) indoors with a single button click or via a remote one-click command
  • Up to 10 kg payload with multiple optional mounted equipment starting from basic baskets to arms with grippers
  • Automatic LIDAR-based and 3D imaging obstacle detection and avoidance for safety (1D LIDARs and Intel RealSense)
  • Complete remote control & monitoring by a dispatcher or user
  • Long battery lifetime:  up to 16h drive with internal batteries. Optional external batteries of up to 10kg
  • Fast charging: ≤2h with optional fast charger and <6h with default charger. Both – for Boxie-Base configuration
  • Own weight: 4.5kg (depending on configuration)
  • Onboard display for arbitrary path setting (optional)
  • Additional internal power converters to power user’s equipment (displays, arms, cameras, etc.) (optional)
  • Customized reporting and analytics (optional)
  • White labeling variant (optional)
  • Further customization (optional)

No additional assembly is required. Ready to drive out of the box.

Ready to ship immediately.

Technical Details

 

Advanced Sensor Fusion For Localization and Navigation:

  • Indoor “GPS” in the Paired Beacons configuration for Location & Direction + Intel RealSense + Odometer + IMU
 

Obstacle Detection and Avoidance:

  • 12 x LIDARs 1D
  • Intel RealSense 3D LIDAR
  • 2 x Sonars
  • Current sensing
 

Sensors:

  • Marvelmind Indoor “GPS”
  • 12 x 1D LIDARs 
  • Intel Realsense (3D stereo + 3D LIDAR)
  • Up-facing camera
  • Several IMUs
  • Odometer for each wheel
  • Marvelmind sonars
  • Current sensing
  • Magnetometer/compass from the Android phone
  • Regular GPS from the Android phone
 

Processors:

  • Raspberry Pi Zero W with Linux supported and MicroSD for multiple Gb
  • Several Marvelmind boards for very fast real real-time
  • 2 x Marvelmind Super-Beacons for Indoor “GPS” and sonar
 

APIs:

  • API is available on the low level (Odometer board, etc.) and the high-level – Raspberry, ROS, Android
  • The majority of internal functions and sensory information are available and can be made available through the APIs
 

Chassis and Kinematics:

  • Very rigid – 2mm steel
  • Up to 10kg payload
  • Two-wheel drive with front and back castor wheels. Capable of turning around on one point
  • There are mounting holes for most common boards:
    • Several flavors of Raspberry Pi
    • Jetson Nano
    • Arduino
    • 30×30 pattern 3mm holes
 

Battery and Chargers:

  • 12V-battery with different internal capacities from 40Wh to 100Wh
  • Default 1A charger and optional 5A (10A) fast charger
  • Optional external batteries
  • Current and voltage sensing (also available via API)
 

External Interfaces:

  • 6 x USB
  • 40pins of Pi Zero – standard interface
  • 40 pins from our Odometer board:
    • UART
    • SPI
    • I2C
    • USB
    • +12V & 1A and +5V & 1A to power your external devices
    • GND switch
  • HDMI (Raspberry Pi connected)
  • Stereo sound
  • Buzzer
  • LED (top and 2 x front) for interfacing, debugging, and lighting
  • 2 x programmable Functional Buttons and a Reset button
 
 

Wireless Connectivity:

  • Marvelmind radio in the license-free band (868 or 915MHz)
  • WiFi from Raspberry Pi and the Android phone
  • Bluetooth from Raspberry Pi and the Android phone
  • 2G/3G/LTE from the Android phone
 

Optical Sensors:

  • RealSense – 3D stereo obstacles and positioning
  • RealSense – 3D LIDAR for obstacles
  • Up-facing camera connected with Pi
  • Up facing camera of the Android phone

Description

Marvelmind Boxie is an autonomous mobile robot for smart warehousing, industrial applications, research, and education.

Main Boxie website: www.boxie.fi.

Typical use cases:

  • Autonomous delivery of goods or baskets with goods/tools/inventory in warehouses, assembly plants (expensive gauges and similar), chemical plants (samples, etc.)
  • Autonomous (daily, nightly, hourly, etc.) inspection with optional cameras and additional measurement devices

Demos:

Materials:

Marvelmind Boxie API

The API allows a very advanced and very deep control of the robot. You can get data to your onboard or remote computer (for example, odometry readings or IMU data, motors current consumption, the detailed status of virtually any sensor, etc.). You can control the robot to the deepest level (for example, deep settings of the indoor positioning system or front LEDs for illumination or control the external power switches, etc.).

Download the Boxie API.


To update the Boxie SW:
  • Download the Marvelmind Boxie SW pack
  • Copy the SW to a USB stick
  • Plug the USB stick into a rear USB port of Boxie
  • Press the Reset button on Boxie
  • The SW will be automatically in 1-2 minutes. The robot will give the voice announcements
  • Remove the USB stick right after the final announcement to prevent the loop update
  • The robot will do the final self-reset and become updated and ready
  • For more details, follow the instructions in the Boxie Operating Manual
 
  • Odo board SW
  • SW for internal mobile beacons (“hedges”). Notice that there are separate SW files for the left and right hedge. Left – from the robot’s point of view, if the robot drives forward
  • The SW pack may also contain the Dashboard and the modem SW
 
For the first time after getting the robot or for the major SW updates, the Marvelmind Boxie SD card may be updated as well – it depends on the version of the robot you have. To do that:
  • Download the Marvelmind Boxie SD card – use only when the Micro SD card update is required
  • Since the SD card slot is inside the robot, a screwdriver and opening of the top plastic cover around the display are required
  • This kind of update with the plastic cover opening is required only for some particular major SW updates
  • After that, the Boxie SW is updated via USB stick and is fully automatic and takes 1-2 minutes – see more about Marvelmind Boxie SW pack update above
  • Follow the steps in the Boxie Operating Manual
 
 
Robot Boxie - autonomous robot for researchers - prices

Key specs and features:

  • Fully autonomous delivery from point A to point B (C, D, E, etc.) indoors with a single button click or via a remote one-click command
  • Up to 10 kg payload with multiple optional mounted equipment starting from basic baskets to arms with grippers
  • Automatic LIDAR-based and 3D imaging obstacle detection and avoidance for safety (1D LIDARs and Intel RealSense)
  • Complete remote control & monitoring by a dispatcher or user
  • Long battery lifetime:  up to 16h drive with internal batteries. Optional external batteries of up to 10kg
  • Fast charging: ≤2h with optional fast charger and <6h with default charger. Both – for Boxie-Base configuration
  • Own weight: 4.5kg (depending on configuration)
  • Onboard display for arbitrary path setting (optional)
  • Additional internal power converters to power user’s equipment (displays, arms, cameras, etc.) (optional)
  • Customized reporting and analytics (optional)
  • White labeling variant (optional)
  • Further customization (optional)

No additional assembly is required. Ready to drive out of the box.

Ready to ship immediately.

Technical Details

 

Advanced Sensor Fusion For Localization and Navigation:

  • Indoor “GPS” in the Paired Beacons configuration for Location & Direction + Intel RealSense + Odometer + IMU
 

Obstacle Detection and Avoidance:

  • 12 x LIDARs 1D
  • Intel RealSense 3D LIDAR
  • 2 x Sonars
  • Current sensing
 

Sensors:

  • Marvelmind Indoor “GPS”
  • 12 x 1D LIDARs 
  • Intel Realsense (3D stereo + 3D LIDAR)
  • Up-facing camera
  • Several IMUs
  • Odometer for each wheel
  • Marvelmind sonars
  • Current sensing
  • Magnetometer/compass from the Android phone
  • Regular GPS from the Android phone
 

Processors:

  • Raspberry Pi Zero W with Linux supported and MicroSD for multiple Gb
  • Several Marvelmind boards for very fast real real-time
  • 2 x Marvelmind Super-Beacons for Indoor “GPS” and sonar
 

APIs:

  • API is available on the low level (Odometer board, etc.) and the high-level – Raspberry, ROS, Android
  • The majority of internal functions and sensory information are available and can be made available through the APIs
 

Chassis and Kinematics:

  • Very rigid – 2mm steel
  • Up to 10kg payload
  • Two-wheel drive with front and back castor wheels. Capable of turning around on one point
  • There are mounting holes for most common boards:
    • Several flavors of Raspberry Pi
    • Jetson Nano
    • Arduino
    • 30×30 pattern 3mm holes
 

Battery and Chargers:

  • 12V-battery with different internal capacities from 40Wh to 100Wh
  • Default 1A charger and optional 5A (10A) fast charger
  • Optional external batteries
  • Current and voltage sensing (also available via API)
 

External Interfaces:

  • 6 x USB
  • 40pins of Pi Zero – standard interface
  • 40 pins from our Odometer board:
    • UART
    • SPI
    • I2C
    • USB
    • +12V & 1A and +5V & 1A to power your external devices
    • GND switch
  • HDMI (Raspberry Pi connected)
  • Stereo sound
  • Buzzer
  • LED (top and 2 x front) for interfacing, debugging, and lighting
  • 2 x programmable Functional Buttons and a Reset button
 
 

Wireless Connectivity:

  • Marvelmind radio in the license-free band (868 or 915MHz)
  • WiFi from Raspberry Pi and the Android phone
  • Bluetooth from Raspberry Pi and the Android phone
  • 2G/3G/LTE from the Android phone
 

Optical Sensors:

  • RealSense – 3D stereo obstacles and positioning
  • RealSense – 3D LIDAR for obstacles
  • Up-facing camera connected with Pi
  • Up facing camera of the Android phone

Additional information

Weight 5 kg
Dimensions 30 × 30 × 20 cm
Variants

Base, Standard, Advanced

Questions and Answers


Raul Quinones
1 year 10 months ago

What is the maximum speed that this device can move?

1 year 10 months ago

It is a relatively slow thing – up to 1-1.5m/s. Besides, there is a trade-off between the accuracy of movements and the speed.

In general, Marvelmind robots are not fast intentionally. If everything, absolutely everything goes wrong with the robot, it must remain safe, i.e. it must not be too heavy and too fast.

OKADA
1 year 10 months ago

Is the API command for controlling from a PC using Wi-Fi publicly available?
I want to remotely control from a PC using C #, but I want to know in advance what kind of control can be done.

1 year 10 months ago

Yes, there is a such API. It is open and available. But it not using WiFi. It is using a license-free ISM radio in 915/868MHz.
Yes, it would be possible to control the robot from a PC.

OKADA
1 year 10 months ago

Thank you for your reply.
Would you please let me know if there is a URL where the API is open to the public?

1 year 10 months ago

The API for Robot v100 is published and available. But the API for Boxie is not yet published. It is an enriched version of the Robot v100 API, because Boxie has significantly more functionality.
We will publish it soon.