MAST OctoRoACH Crawler Robot

Our MAST partner and host of our MRI Experiment Site, Motile Robotics Inc. (MRI), recently completed the fabrication and development of our first MAST Platform; the OctoRoACH Crawler, developed by Professor Ron Fearing and his team at University of California, Berkeley.

Crawlers shipments will be completed by November 18, 2011.

Questions or Inquiries can be directed to Susan Wright -

OctoRoACH Documents and Python Code

Camera module for OctoRoACH

For the buyers and users of the OctoRoACH crawler robot who want to have an onboard camera on the robot, I've found a vendor that has stock of the camera modules that the control board for the OctoRoACH was originally design to work with: The price for the cameras is around $12 per camera with a minimum order quantity of 5 cameras.

There is also a domestic retailer for these modules:

The primitives for camera support exist in the robot code base, but it is not quite a "complete" feature. We are planning to improve the imaging support in the firmware for the OctoRoACH in the near future, such as a 160x120 still image capture & transmit, which will be command-able though the high level Python library.