LoCoBot WX250 with 6 DOF Arm (with Lidar)

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The LoCoBot is an ROS research rover for mapping, navigation and manipulation (optional)... more
Product information "LoCoBot WX250 with 6 DOF Arm (with Lidar)"

The LoCoBot is an ROS research rover for mapping, navigation and manipulation (optional) that enables researchers, educators and students alike to focus on high level code development instead of hardware and building out lower level code. Development on the LoCoBot is simplified with opensource software, full ROS-mapping and navigation packages and modular opensource Python API that allows users to move the platform as well as manipulator in as few as 10 lines of code.  


The rover is built on the Create 3 from iRobot and powered by the Intel NUC NUC8i3BEH Core i3 w/ 8gig of ram and 240g HD. An Intel® RealSense™ Depth Camera D435 sits atop an independently controlled pan / tilt mechanism (2XL430-W250-T) at the top of the platform which allows mapping and scanning. The (optional) 360 degree LIDAR can further improve both mapping and scanning for more advanced projects.

There are 3 different robot arms that can be added to the LoCoBot platform, offering 4, 5 and 6 degree of freedom options. All of the arms are based off of the X-Series servos from Robotis Co., specifically the XM430-W350-T and XL430-W250- which offer easy hardware setup, available software API’s and other ‘smart servo’ benefits.

Interbotix products are aimed at getting users up and developing on ROS as quickly as possible, which is why we've designed our platforms to ROS ready in under an hour. The robot comes pre-assembled with only minimal hardware setup and software is loaded with a few terminal commands allowing for ROS development in under an hour from receiving the LoCoBot.  












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Dimensions 350L x 340W x 657H mm 350L x 340W x 601H mm 350L x 340W x 601H mm 350L x 340W x 601H mm
Weight 23lbs 23lbs 19.5lbs 18lbs
Operating Time 90min 90min 90min 90min
Software ROS / ROS 2 ROS / ROS 2 ROS / ROS 2 ROS / ROS 2
Base iRobot Create® 3 iRobot Create® 3 iRobot Create® 3 iRobot Create® 3
Camera Intel D435 Intel D435 Intel D435 Intel D435
Computer 8th Gen Intel Dual-Core i3 (or better) 8th Gen Intel Dual-Core i3 (or better) 8th Gen Intel Dual-Core i3 (or better) 8th Gen Intel Dual-Core i3 (or better)
Manipulator Mobile WX250s Mobile WX200 Mobile PX100 N/A
Arm Degrees of Freedom 6 5 4 N/A
Payload (Arm) 250g 200g 50g N/A
Reach (Arm) 680mm 550mm 300mm N/A
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Fully Configured Navigation Stack simultaneously localize and map out its environment (SLAM), generating a new map in the process, localize itself in a pre-generated map, create a 3D point cloud representation of its surroundings (viewable in Rviz), develop local and global costmaps to be used for obstacle avoidance and path planning in real time (viewable in Rviz), automatically move the base to follow the planned route, move to a desired spot specified by a mouse-click on a virtual map in Rviz

Rviz Visualization Environment Get familiar with your LoCoBot platform by visualizing a model of it in Rviz. Using Rviz, you can also see sensor data, monitor your LoCoBot’s progress as it navigates or does perception, and view maps. This can be done on the LoCoBot itself or from a remote computer via ROS networking.

Fully Configured Perception Pipeline - With the onboard Intel RealSense D435 camera and robotic arm, your LoCoBot can; find the transform to multiple small objects within the camera’s field of view, pick up a slew of objects in a specified order (based on distance), sort objects based on color / point cloud size / or their respective positions, allow for a researcher to dynamically tune various point cloud filter parameters using an intuitive graphical user interface.

MoveIt Support - Abstract away motion planning, inverse kinematics, and collision checking by using MoveIt to manipulate the arm on your LoCoBot. Our custom Moveit package is already fully integrated to be used with ROS Control on both the physical and Gazebo simulated robots. It can also be simulated in Rviz using MoveIt’s Fake Controller Manager plugin.

MoveIt Move Group Interface Demos - 
See how to use MoveIt’s Move Group Python or C++ interfaces with the arm on your LoCoBot. Pose the arm’s end-effector using a custom graphical user interface built on the Move Group’s C++ API. Or launch an interactive tutorial that moves the arm to different poses based on the Move Group’s Python API.



Create 3 from iRobot - Welcome to the next generation of iRobot’s affordable, trusted, all-in-one mobile robot development platform. Grasp the fundamentals of robotics, computer science, and engineering by programming the Create® 3 to perform simple behaviors, sounds, and movements, or tap into advanced applications including multi-robot exploration, navigation & mapping, and telepresence capabilities.

Intel NUC NUC8i3BEH Mini PC - 8th Gen Intel Dual-Core i3, 8GB DDR4 Ram, 240GB Solid State Drive (SSD), Intel Iris Plus Graphics 655, Wifi, Bluetooth 5.0, Gigabit Ethernet, 4k Support, Card Reader, Dual monitor Capable, HDMI, USB, Thunderbolt 3, Ubuntu 20.04.

Intel® RealSense™ Depth Camera D435 - is part of the Intel® RealSense™ D400 series of cameras, a lineup that takes Intel’s latest depth sensing hardware and software packages them into easy to integrate products. Perfect for developers, makers, and innovators looking to bring depth sensing to devices, Intel® RealSense™ D400 series cameras offer simple out of the box integration and enable a whole new generation of intelligent vision equipped devices.

Pan & Tilt - The DYNAMIXEL 2XL can control two axis with a single module, which serves as the pan & tilt for the camera of the LoCoBot. This servo allows for scanning or object detection whether the platform is in motion or stationary. The 2XL series adopts new features that allow 360 degrees control mode with its contactless magnetic encoder and hollow back case assembly structure and Metal gear (Powder Metallurgy) is used for high durability.

WidowX Robot Arm - The WidowX 250 is a 6 degree of freedom manipulator with a maximum reach of 650mm and a working payload of 250g. The WidowX 250 is built using the DYNAMIXEL X Series servos from Robotis which feature high resolution (4096 positions), user definable PID parameters, temperature and positional feedback and much more.


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RPLIDAR A2M8 360° Laser Range Scanner (Optional) - The RPLIDAR A2 is an indoor, 360 degree 2D LIDAR. Each RPLIDAR A2 can take up to 8000 samples of laser ranging per second thanks to its high rotation speed. The on-board system can perform 2D 360° scans within a range of 12 meters (18m with a bit of firmware adjustment). Additionally, the generated 2D point cloud data can be used in mapping, localization and object/environment modeling.

ROS1 - ROS1 is an open-source ecosystem of libraries, tools, and communication frameworks for robotics development. While originally designed for use in academic environments, its purpose has expanded to include a much broader range of industrial and commercial applications. ROS 1 has been the primary version of ROS since its first release in 2007 and has more packages, tools, and documentation available, though its planned end of life is in May of 2025. The Interbotix X-Series LoCoBot was originally designed with this version of ROS in mind and has a few more demo packages included in its distribution. It's mobile base, the iRobot Create® 3, natively uses ROS 2 and requires a software bridge to enable communication which places some limitations on its usage.

ROS2 - ROS2 keeps much of the core functionality of ROS 1 and significantly improves on several critical aspects including real-time communication, security, and network performance as it was designed from the ground up with industrial applications in mind. While much newer than ROS 1, it is quickly catching up in both popularity and package availability. The Interbotix X-Series LoCoBot is new to ROS 2 and may not be as mature as the ROS 1 version, though much of the same functionality exists. The ability for the LoCoBot to communicate directly with its ROS 2 native mobile base is an advantage this version of the platform has over the ROS 1 version.





  • PAYLOAD (CREATE 3) - 2kg


  • SPAN - 1360mm
  • WEIGHT - 9.5 lbs


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