Voidwalking – Outdoor Robot Navigation for $1/hr
Our voidwalking robot is the first solution worldwide to autonomously transport 50 lbs of goods and cost as low as $1/hr. Through GPS-based navigation and an app, you can autonomously move 50 lbs of material 24 hrs/day.
This robot specializes in frequently moving heavy loads medium distances, distances too short for a car but too long for a human. For continuously moving high-quantity goods between 2 locations, instead of paying employees to load, transport, and unload, let the robot transport the goods. Here are some example use cases:
- A farmer wants to transport produce, feed, or manure.
- A worker out in the field needs a snack, drink, or part.
- A treasure hunter wants to automate his process, for gold, metal, meteorites, lost artifacts, etc.
- A raw goods harvester wants to autonomously move the goods to the processing site.
- A laborer on a large construction site needs building material on the other side.
Payload: 50 lbs
This is one of the most cost-efficient solutions for autonomously transporting heavy payloads outdoors.
The robot navigates user-defined GPS waypoints with an accuracy of +- 5 ft. The robot works best in wide, open spaces with clear skies. Once the path is found, the accuracy improves to +- 1ft.
Speed: 1 ft/s
The top speed is about .7 mph or 1 ft/s.
The robot is controlled via an iPhone or Android app. Simply turn on the robot, connect to WiFi or a hotspot, and set waypoints.
Battery Life: Unlimited
The robot comes with a charger and 2 batteries that last about 4 hours with an average payload. By charging and swapping batteries, the robot will operate indefinitely.
The robot can handle rain or being sprayed with water due to a seal at the opening.
The robot has a bumper in the front that autonomously reverses the robot in case it touches anything. There’s a small blind spot between the 2 screws.
The robot is made primarily from the Ridgid toolbox which is made of hard plastic. The wheels are solid hard rubber.
Payload Volume: 1.8 ft^3
The robot’s outer dimensions is 22″ x 18″ x 14″, not counting the bins. The inner payload volume is 20″ x 11″ x 5″ and each bin is 10″ x 10″ x 10″, for a total payload volume of 1.8 ft^3.
Keep your goods safe with a lock (not-included) for the lid.
Weight: 23 lbs
The robot is light enough to be carried by the average person.
We will let you know when there’s a new firmware version for the robot’s microcontroller, and we will update it automatically when you tell us the robot is offline. The app updates automatically.
The robot has a large handle on the top and 2 handles on the sides.
< 6 inch Grass
< .25 inch Gravel
1.25 inch Rocks
> 6 inch Grass
Anything in our robot can be swapped, based on user requirements. See our Development Pricing. We’ll always keep the cost of the robot under $1000, and you can ask for any changes:
- Change speed or payload
- Change navigation type
- Change wheels or terrain capabilities
- Add features to the app
By purchasing anything on this page, you agree to our End-user License Agreement below.
- 1 Robot Hardware
- Our robot hardware has a one-time payment of $499. Other robots that have similar payload and autonomy cost about $50,000.
Software License Pricing
By purchasing anything on this page, you agree to our End-user License Agreement below. Each license has full access to our autonomy software, and can be applied to one robot. We’ll maintain the code by giving new feature and bug fixes using over-the-air (OTA) updates.
- The most affordable, outdoor navigation solution
- A perpetual license
- Unlimited perpetual licenses
- If these options don’t work, contact us, and we’ll discuss alternatives.
By purchasing anything on this page, you agree to our End-user License Agreement below. The way to purchase development is by buying perpetual software licenses, as shown above. We will agree to a list of features before the purchase.
How to Purchase
Instead of directly purchasing, we are looking for partners to help us with stress testing. After reading our End-user License Agreement (EULA) section, let us know of your interest using our Contact page. We will send a contract to sign and schedule a call to discuss if our robot will work for your use case. Afterward, we will send a Paypal invoice and ship the robot within a week of receiving payments for the robot. Payment for the software starts when the robot arrives, and a 1-month minimum will be charged. We will charge our software fee every month, and you may cancel or pause your licenses by emailing us.
The robot comes pre-assembled. After you buy the robot, we’ll add you as a user of the app. Plug in the ESP32 battery, download the Blynk app either for iOS or Android, click the Menu icon in the top right, and click “Add New Device.” Follow the remaining instructions, ensuring the robot is close to the router. Before using, also plug in the motor battery. Once connected, learn about all of the app features by clicking the “i” icon on any of the tabs.
Always calibrate the robot by changing the mode to the joystick, and changing the values in Setup > Calibration. Once done, the Errors bar up top will say “No errors.” Within GPS, append a list of waypoints, and when ready, change the mode to the satellite to allow for autonomous navigation.
End-user License Agreement (EULA)
You will get access to our support email, and you can email us any questions at any time. We aim to answer any concerns within 24 hours.
No Refund or Warranty
At this stage, we aren’t offering a refund or warranty because we’re looking for partners to help us through stress testing. We believe our robot is affordable enough compared to competitors to lower risk. Because it’s a prototype, expect to see some minor flaws and buy affordable replacement parts. We will explain how to repair the robot.
By purchasing our robot or software, you waive the right to sue for injuries, poor workmanship, shipping issues, or false advertisement. You waive the right to sue or blame Void Robotics L.L.C. for any damages or harms caused by software downloaded from us or hardware purchased. It is your responsibility to ensure the safety of your robot or computer. This waiver will be lightened after testing is complete.
Void Robotics L.L.C. grants those who purchase a non-perpetual license a revocable, non-exclusive, limited license to download, install and use the license strictly in accordance with the terms of this agreement. Void Robotics L.L.C. reserves the right to modify, suspend or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Application or any service to which it connects, with or without notice and without liability to you. Perpetual licenses have all the same clauses as the non-perpetual licenses, except they are non-revocable, even in case of agreement termination. Void Robotics may temporarily cancel license access to our servers if the license is unused for over a year, but a client may email us to regain access.
This Agreement shall remain in effect until terminated by you or Void Robotics L.L.C. Void Robotics L.L.C. may, in its sole discretion, at any time and for any or no reason, suspend or terminate this Agreement with or without prior notice. This Agreement will terminate immediately, without prior notice from Void Robotics L.L.C., in the event that you fail to comply with any provision of this Agreement.
If any provision of this Agreement is held to be unenforceable or invalid, such provision will be changed and interpreted to accomplish the objectives of such provision to the greatest extent possible under applicable law and the remaining provisions will continue in full force and effect.
Right to Amend
Void Robotics L.L.C. reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to modify or replace this Agreement at any time. If a client didn’t make a copy of these terms at purchase date, then the client is subject to the most recent terms.