A standardized software and hardware infrastructure
to create modular robot hardware.
Combine H-ROS components to build new robots easily.
No configuration required. Modules can be added or removed to
the robot network without interfering with runtime operation.
We facilitate a common interface that enables
communication among different robot components,
regardless of the manufacturer.
Extend robots from their initial state and add
extra functionality using our AI-powered API.
Adaptable. Modules are recognized automatically.
The robot changes depending on available hardware.
Deterministic Operating System on each module. Optimized
network stack with bounded end-to-end communication latencies.
Distributed clock synchronization (sub-microsecond).
Encrypted and secure computing environment.
Secure data exchange capabilities.
Hacker-powered security through continuous penetration tests.
Powered by ROS 2.0,
the ultimate framework for robot application development.
The first modular cobot
A modular and collaborative robotic arm with ROS 2.0 in each module (actuators and sensors) that delivers industrial-grade features and empowers new possibilities and applications in the professional landscape of robotics.Explore
MARA is the result of years of work in modular robots. Find below a few of our articles and tech reports:
Many of the existing real-time industrial solutions will slowly be replaced by TSN. This will lead towards a unified landscape of physically interoperable robots and robot components. We discuss some of the TSN features relevant for deterministic communications and evaluate experimentally one of the shaping mechanisms –the time-aware shaper– in an exemplary robotic scenario.Read more
As robotics systems become more distributed, the communications between different robot parts play a key role for the reliability of the overall robot control. We evaluate the real-time performance of UDP based communications in Linux on multi- core embedded devices as test platforms.Read more
An evaluation of ROS 2.0 communications in a robotic inter-component (hardware) communication case on top of Linux. We demonstrate experimentally how computation and network congestion impacts the communication latencies and propose a setup that, under certain conditions, mitigates these delays and obtains bounded traffic.Read more
We propose a new sub-class of cobots named M-cobots and demonstrate how with them we are able to obtain distributed sub-microsecond clock synchronization accuracy among modules, timestamping accuracy of ROS 2.0 messages under 100 microseconds and millisecond-level end-to-end communication latencies.Read more
Having modular robot parts can considerably reduce the integration effort of building robots. We present a joint hardware and software infrastructure to create those vendor-agnostic and reconfigurable robot parts.