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.

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Use Cases

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.

Features

Payload: 50 lbs

This is one of the most cost-efficient solutions for autonomously transporting heavy payloads outdoors.

Autonomy: GPS

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.

Controls: App

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.

Water Resistant

The robot can handle rain or being sprayed with water due to a seal at the opening.

Obstacle Avoidance

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.

Rugged Materials

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.

Lockable

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.

OTA Updates

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.

Handles

The robot has a large handle on the top and 2 handles on the sides.

Terrain

Concrete

< 6 inch Grass

Sand

< .25 inch Gravel

1.25 inch Rocks

> 6 inch Grass

Ramps

Modularity

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
  • etc.

Pricing

By purchasing anything on this page, you agree to our End-user License Agreement (EULA).

Hardware

  • Affordable
  • $499
  • Our robot hardware has a one-time payment of $499. Other robot hardware that have similar payload and autonomy cost about $50,000.
  • Industrial
  • (soon)
  • Our industrial hardware is similar in function to our affordable hardware, but is made of more rugged materials and can last longer.

Software License

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.

  • Hourly
  • $1/hr/ea
  • The most affordable, outdoor navigation solution; a minimum of 2 hrs/day for 5 days a week is assumed during payment
  • One-time
  • $5000/ea
  • A perpetual license
  • Unlimited
  • Quote
  • For unlimited perpetual licenses, contact us for a quote.

Development

The way to purchase custom robot 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), 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.

Instructions

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.