Systems on the Move

A MAX software application may be the mind behind your robotics and automation solution, but without a brain and body it is a mind forever voyaging. Let's bring this down to Earth. What we're trying to say is, that you need computing hardware in which to run the software and possibly sensors, actuators, and other devices to do anything robotic. That is, a complete system that runs your MAX-based application.

MAX Systems

If you need the whole kit and caboodle, and not just software for your robotics or automation application, contact us to begin discussing your needs. A complete system may include us configuring or developing MAX-based software and then configuring controllers or computers for the job, configuring sensors, installing and configuring actuation mechanisms, integrating and testing the system, and fielding the end result. We can also discuss the provision or extension of one of our existing systems. Some examples of integrated systems developed by us include:

  • UGVs - Tele-operated or autonomous ground vehicles that may be controlled or programmed for a specific application purpose. Examples include surveillance, security, remote monitoring, and payload transport. We've developed UGVs based on a Polaris all terrain vehicle platform, a low-cost go-kart platform, a small outdoor bot platform, and small indoor bot platforms. We've also developed fully autonomous automobiles for research competitions such as the DARPA Grand Challenge.
  • UAVs - We've integrated sensors and controls into an economical tele-operated unmanned air vehicle. Applications include surveillance, security, remote monitoring, and terrain mapping.
  • Product Measurement Systems - We've deployed complete systems for measuring volume and dimensions of objects on conveyor systems using LIDAR. In addition to the software, we'll pre-package a system with a controller and I/O interfaces to PLCs.
  • GeoRange System - We've created systems that include a gimbaled LIDAR and controller for producing 3D point clouds referenced against GPS and INS orientation sensors. Such information can be fed into autonomous vehicle, terrain mapping, and object detection applications.