The new Lutra 1.1 autonomous boat is now available for purchase by robotic research programs.
Please contact platypus for pricing.
Uniquely simple design
Lutra is a compact fanboat frame with a modified steering mechanism in which the entire propulsion assembly is actuated using servo motors, allowing for improved thrust vectoring, which enables sharp turns and precision maneuvering.
- Dimensions (LxWxH): 81 cm x 47cm x 10 cm
- Weight: 6.92 Kg
- Max Speed: 1.2 m/s
- Thrust: 8N
- Runtime: 4-8 hrs
- Battery: NimMH, LiPo, SLA
- Features: Autonomous mapping, Zero radius turns, Shallow draft, No underwater moving parts, 5MP camera, 3G/IMT-2000 and WiFi conectivity
The Lutra can use either wireless, 3G or EDGE to communicate. Platypus offers a base-station package that includes a compatible wireless router and antenna (with range up to 1.5 miles).
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We can put together a platform that meets your needs.
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