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TDK RoboKit1 – A TDK SmartRobotics™ Solution

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TDK RoboKit1
A TDK SmartRobotics™ Solution

  TDK RoboKit1
A TDK SmartRobotics™ Solution  

The TDK_RoboKit1 combines sensors, processors and actuators on a single PCB making it an ideal robotics platform for quick prototyping and development. The TDK_RoboKit1 is an open-source board with ROS drivers and algorithms for a multitude of users.

The RoboKit1 provides out of the box integrated software solutions such as obstacle detection, floor type detection, cliff detection, and dynamic heading detection. In addition, TDK RoboKit1 enabled machine learning keyword spotting for applications wanting to integrate voice commands (currently requires Raspberry Pi add-on).

Hardware Features:
  • ICM-42688-P 6-Axis IMU
  • ICS-43434 Digital 125 Microphone (x4)
  • ICP-10111 Barometric Pressure Sensor
  • CH-101/201 ToF Modules (x9)
  • (Connected via flex cable)
  • IIM-46230 Industrial IMU Module
  • (Connected via flex cable)
  • HVC4223F Embedded Motor Controller
  • AK09918C AKM Magnetometer
  • Temperature Sensor
Software Features:
  • Obstacle detection for any color objects in all lighting conditions
  • Floor type and cliff detection using ultrasonic sensors
  • RoboVac algorithm using IMU data for heading computation
  • Robot Motor Control APls
  • "Hi TDK" key word spotting with noise filter and noise cancellation
  • ROS1 and ROS2 drivers for all on-board sensors
  • BLE enabled Windows and Android Apps for sensors and algorithms evaluation and data collection
The TDK_RoboKit1 contains the TDK_RoboKit-DK as well as a 3D printed shell with sockets created for the ToF, the IIM-46230 Industrial IMU module, a chassis with metal plates, stand-offs, wheels and motors, an on/off switch and an ESP32 BLD module for Bluetooth conductivity.
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Part Numbers:
TDK_RoboKit1-DK TDK_RoboKit1
Included is the TDK RoboKit1 Development Board (as seen below) as well as the Ultrasonic ToF modules and all the available ROS drivers and algorithms. Complete TDK_RoboKit1-DK SKU as well as a 3D printed shell with sockets created for the ToF Sensors, the IIM-46230 Industrial IMU Module, a chassis with metal plates, standoffs, wheels and motors, an on/off switch, and an ESP32 BLD module for Bluetooth connectivity.
Included is the TDK RoboKit1 Development Board
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About TDK InvenSense
InvenSense, Inc, a TDK Group Company: InvenSense is part of the Sensor System Business Company within TDK and is the industry leader in MEMS Motion, Audio, and Pressure Solutions for the consumer, industrial, automotive, and IoT market segments. TDK provides a very robust portfolio of MEMS 3/6/7/9 axis motion sensors, accompanied by the highest performing MEMS audio microphones, and pressure sensors. TDK continues to push the boundaries of performance and quality; setting new standards of innovation across multiple industries.
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