VolksBot – A Flexible Component-Based Mobile Robot System

  • Thomas Wisspeintner
  • Walter Nowak
  • Ansgar Bredenfeld
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4020)


In this paper we present a component-based framework for rapid prototyping of mobile robots for research, education and application. The VolksBot construction kit addresses the rising demand for reusability in software, electronic hardware and mechanics by offering open and clearly defined interfaces as well as standardized components in all three fields. We show the versatility of the concept by applying it to different domains, particularly RoboCup Middle Size League as well as the Rescue scenario.


Mobile Robot Main Frame Signal Graph Module Library Electronic Hardware 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas Wisspeintner
    • 1
  • Walter Nowak
    • 1
  • Ansgar Bredenfeld
    • 1
  1. 1.Fraunhofer Institute for Autonomous Intelligent Systems (AIS)Sankt AugustinGermany

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