SMAR is an outdoor robot designed and built at RoboLab in collaboration with the technological company IaDEX and funded by the Government of Extremadura under grant.
This robot is omni-directional (each wheel can be oriented independently), has a payload of 250 Kgs and includes several sensors for self-localization and mapping. SMAR is a very versatile autonomous base that can be augmented with specific tools.
One of the first applications have been the positioning of a high resolution laser-scanner along a pre-computed trajectory. The point clouds obtained are already registered up to a good initial approximation that can be further refined with bundle adjustment methods.
Other applications that are currently being developed include precision agriculture and hyper-spectral image ground calibration.