The DFRobotShop Rover is the most affordable programmable mobile robot and no doubt, one of the most popular. This Arduino-based tracked platform is pretty neat and is very useful for beginners or seasoned roboticists who need a versatile robotic platform that just works.
Nevertheless, there is always room for improvement. That is why , we listened to our customer’s requests and are now happy to announce the 2.0 version of this amazing platform.
The DFRobotShop Rover 2.0 will have many new features such as 2 XBee Ports, a built-in LiPo charger, and some prototyping space. All the original tracked kits will be upgraded to the new version including the various flavours (Basic, XBee, Bluetooth, and Speech Recognition). A new WiFi kit is also in the works.
There is also a new upcoming kit (as seen in the picture above and below) : The 4WD Mecanum kit that will include four Mecanum wheels for holonomic motion, four encoders, a larger battery and a huge load of coolness.
The new DFRobotShop Rover 2.0 and the Mecanum kit will be available mid to late September 2011. For now, you can start by pre-ordering the Mecanum kit here.