THE ORIGINAL ANDROID ROBOTICS SYSTEM
Antbot is an advanced control system that runs on Android, and uses a hardware interface to allow a phone to control almost any type of robot or autonomous vehicle. Drones on land, sea, and air are all possible using Robots Anywhere, using our chassis or off the shelf commercial hardware.
The Antbot Control can output signals via USB, bluetooth, wifi, and audio-serial to a “spinal cord” circuit like our own Antbot Motherboard.
Antbot supports controlling multiple robots at once using the console, displaying video streams from all of them.
The Antbot system can also support GPS navigation, allowing the position of all your robots to be tracked on a map.
Antbot 2.0 now supports a parallel audio stream, that does not impact the performance of video delivery. Because the main purpose of the Antbot system is control, the audio stream is not encoded with the video on the client side (which would add a significant delay in delivery). Instead, the audio can be synchronized using frame markers in post-processing.
CONFIGURABLE USER INTERFACE
Antbot 2.0’s console is more robust, built on user configurability. Add different graphs and visualizers for your sensors, including GPS, LIDAR, SONAR, or environmental sensors. Add buttons, sliders, and widgets to control motors, servos, or properties. Future releases will add even more customization options!
A NEW WAY TO ANTBOT - 3D PRINTING!
The Antbot system’s flagship robot is our Antbot, built on the legacy of the educational antbot. The same quad motor, steel chassis design is still available, or you can now 3D print an inexpensive version!
For a bigger chassis, our Renegade Rover is still available in the store. Use it for light deliveries, security, inspections, even minesweeping. It’s tough! The Antbot Soldier will be the successor to this platform, coming in 2023!
SHIPPING AND DELIVERY ROBOTS - ANYWHERE!
The Antbot system is designed specifically for low bandwidth environments, meaning you can operate on 2G, satellite, or even dial-up networks and still drive. We’ve used this to get pizzas in rural Italy with an operator in Canada, and ship our L-Cheapo lasers among other things. If you need a low-cost, low-bandwidth fleet solution, contact us!
The full Antbot 2.0 manual is still under construction. Please refer to the readme page for current instructions. A full PDF manual will be released during the beta.
To download the APK and the console for Windows and Linux, see below. Due to the Gatekeeper program, the Antbot 2.0 system will not support Mac during this phase of the beta. We will be distributing a binary to use with Homebrew in the future, once full support for executing portable Java has been re-added.
Robots Anywhere (Antbot 1.x) is still supported!
Please refer to our wiki for an install guide for Robots Anywhere 1.x.
For downloads and documentation see our support page under Robots Anywhere.
Antbots are available in the store!
The Tutor line is our entry level Antbot platform. At the moment, the Rocker Tutor and the standard Tutor 1 (formerly Beetlebot) are available. These use 3D printed chassis and budget conscious motors to allow you to experiment and learn the Antbot system without buying an expensive robot.
The flagship Antbot is now the Antbot Worker, and is still our most popular chassis. Its aluminum construction and high torque gear motors
BETA SOFTWARE LICENSE AGREEMENT
By downloading Antbot 2.0 beta software, you agree to the Antbot 2.0 Beta License Agreement. This license is included in the software installer packages, and displayed where supported.
|Android Client for Antbot 2.0 Beta|
|MD5 Checksum - Android APK|
|Antbot 2.0 Beta Console - DEB Package||x-zip-compressed|
|Antbot 2.0 Beta Console - RPM Package||x-zip-compressed|
|Antbot 2.0 Beta Console - Windows Installer||x-zip-compressed|