UGV Rover Open-source 6 Wheels 4WD AI Robot, Dual controllers, All-metal Body, Computer Vision, Suitable for Raspberry Pi 4B / Raspberry Pi 5

SKU: 27264
Part Number: UGV Rover PI4B AI Kit Acce (EN)
Brand: Waveshare

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UGV Rover Open-source 6 Wheels 4WD AI Robot, Dual controllers, Flexible and Expandable, All-metal Body, Computer Vision, Comes With Interactive Tutorials, Suitable for Raspberry Pi 4B / Raspberry Pi 5
UGV Rover AI Robot, optional for Pan-Tilt Module, usage scenario UGV Rover AI Robot features
Features at a glance

The UGV Rover is an AI robot designed for exploration and creation, with excellent expansion potential, seamlessly connecting your imagination with reality. Suitable for tech enthusiasts, makers, or beginners in programming, it is your ideal choice for exploring the world of intelligent technology.

Equipped with the high-performance Raspberry Pi computer to meet the challenges of complex strategies and functions, and inspire your creativity. Adopts dual-controller design, combines the high-level AI functions of the host controller with the high-frequency basic operations of the sub controller, making every operation accurate and smooth.

Easy to be controlled remotely via UGV Rover Web Application without downloading any software, just open your browser and start your journey. Supports high-frame rate real-time video transmission and multiple AI Computer Vision functions, the UGV Rover is an ideal platform to realize your ideas and creativity!

Kit Selection

Optional Pan-Tilt Module (PT Version only) for better expansion potential. Options for host controller (Raspberry Pi 4B / Raspberry Pi 5), or you can choose the Acce Version if you've got a Pi. All kits are equipped with a camera, mounting accessories, TF card, cooling fan, etc.

Model UGV Rover PT PI4B/PI5 AI Kit UGV Rover PT PI4B/PI5 AI Kit Acce UGV Rover PI4B/PI5 AI Kit UGV Rover PI4B/PI5 AI Kit Acce
UGV Rover PT PI4B/PI5 AI Kit UGV Rover PT PI4B/PI5 AI Kit Acce UGV Rover PI4B/PI5 AI Kit UGV Rover PI4B/PI5 AI Kit Acce
Dimension 230.42×252.40×254.53mm 230.42×252.40×122.55mm
Weight 2190±5g 1874±5g
Chassis height 25mm
Pan-Tilt DOF 2 -
Pan-Tilt SERVO ST3215 Servo -
Host controller RPi 4B 4GB / RPi 5 4GB NOT included RPi 4B 4GB / RPi 5 4GB NOT included
Host System support Debian Bookwrom
Camera FOV 160°
Power supply 3S UPS Module
Battery support 18650 lithium battery x 3 (NOT included)
Demo control methods Web application / Jupyter Lab interactive programming
Default Max speed 1.3m/s
Number of Driving wheels 4
Number of wheels 6
Tire diameter 80mm
Tire width 42.5mm
Minimum turning radius 0M (In-situ rotation)

Based on Raspberry Pi

Supports Raspberry Pi 5 / Raspberry Pi 4B, offering powerful computing performance for more possibilities

UGV Rover AI Robot connecting with Raspberry Pi 4B

Connecting with Raspberry Pi 4B

UGV Rover AI Robot connecting with Raspberry Pi 5

Connecting with Raspberry Pi 5

Dual-Controller design, provides efficient collaboration and upgraded performance

The host controller adopts Raspberry Pi for AI vision and strategy planning, and the sub controller uses ESP32 for motion control and sensor data processing

UGV Rover AI Robot with dual-controller design
360° Flexible Omnidirectional Pan-Tilt

equipped with 5MP 160° wide-angle camera for capturing every detail

UGV Rover AI Robot with omnidirectional Pan-Tilt

UGV Rover AI Robot Pan-Tilt control demo

The Pan-Tilt adopts high-torque bus servos with excellent expansion potential, providing a better control experience as FPS games

Suitable for tactical extension

Comes with 21mm wide rail and 30KG.CM high precision & high-torque bus servo for tactical extension

UGV Rover AI Robot, suitable for tactical extension

for reference only, the accessories in the picture above are NOT included

Continuing the adventure as night falls

High-brightness LED light for Ensuring Clear Images In Low-Light Conditions

UGV Rover AI Robot, low-light conditions working demo
Standard Aluminum rail

Comes with 2 × 1020 European standard profile rails, and supports installing additional peripherals via the boat nuts to meet different needs, easily expanding the special operation scenarios

UGV Rover AI Robot with standard Aluminum rail for installing additional peripherals
Supports driving in complex terrain

6 wheels × 4WD design, using 6 wheels can provide a more stable platform and larger contact area, while 4WD can provide stronger power and traction to deal with various terrains and obstacles

UGV Rover AI Robot, supports driving in complex terrain

Comes with a multi-functional
mounting plate

Can be used to install a variety of peripherals, including D500 lidar, STL-27L lidar, camera, or other modules. Open source for DXF drawing and 3D model, which is more convenient for secondary development.

UGV Rover AI Robot, can be used to install a variety of peripherals
Easy To Control Via
Cross-Platform Web Application

No App installation required, allows users to connect and control the robot via mobile phones, tablets and computers via browser Web App. Supports shortcut key control such as WASD and the mouse via a PC with keyboard

UGV Rover AI Robot, can be controlled via Web Application
real-time Wireless Transmission of High frame rate video

Adopts Flask lightweight web application, based on WebRTC ultra-low latency real-time transmission, using Python language and easy to extend, working seamlessly with OpenCV

UGV Rover AI Robot with real-time wireless transmission support

Recognition, Tracking, and targeting

based on OpenCV to achieve color recognition and automatic Targeting. supports One-key Pan-Tilt control and automatic LED lighting, allows expansion for more functions

UGV Rover AI Robot color recognition and automatic targeting demo

Face Detection:
Automatic picture or video capturing

based on OpenCV to achieve Face recognition, supports automatic photo taking or video recording once a face is recognized

UGV Rover AI Robot face recognition demo

Intelligent Object Recognition

supports recognizing for many common objects with the default model

UGV Rover AI Robot object recognition demo

Gesture Recognition:
AI Interaction with body language

Combines OpenCV and MediaPipe to realize gesture control of Pan-Tilt and LED

UGV Rover AI Robot photo taking gesture control demo

Gesture control for photo taking

UGV Rover AI Robot blacklight control gesture control demo

LED ON/OFF and blacklight control

More MediaPipe Demos for Easily Creating
Complex Video Processing Tasks

MediaPipe is an open-source framework developed by Google for building cross-platform multimedia processing pipelines, provides a set of pre-built components and tools, its high-performance processing capability enables the robot to respond to and process complex multimedia inputs such as real-time video analytics.

UGV Rover AI Robot face recognition demo

Face Recognition

UGV Rover AI Robot attitude detection demo

Attitude Detection

Vision line tracking for Autonomous driving

Integrated with Vision line tracking function on the Computer Vision demo, comes with yellow tape for easier planning a path for the robot. Users can understand the basic algorithms of autonomous driving with this simple demo

UGV Rover AI Robot vision line tracking demo
Reserved space for expanding peripherals

Reserved space on the mounting plate with M2.5 mounting holes, for installing D500 / STL27L LIDAR or other peripherals

UGV Rover AI Robot with mounting plate for expanding peripherals

* Comes with screws and cables for installing the D500 LIDAR, please refer to WIKI for more details. The D500 LIDAR and battery set are NOT included.

40PIN GPIO Extended Header

The robot only occupies the URAT interface of the Raspberry Pi GPIO for communication, adapting outer side 40PIN header of the driver board for expanding more peripherals and functions

UGV Rover AI Robot onboard 40PIN GPIO extended header
Multiple audio interaction methods

Equipped with audio driver board, Dual-track speaker, and onboard microphone, built in 3.5mm audio jack for connecting peripherals to achieve text-to-speech and audio playing

UGV Rover AI Robot with multiple audio interaction methods
Obtains real-time information feedback

Real-time monitoring the operating status of the robot

UGV Rover AI Robot to obtain real-time information feedback
Web page command line tool
Multiple Functions for Easier Expansion

Quick to set up, easy to expand
Easily customize and add new functions without Modifying front-end code

UGV Rover AI Robot with Web page command line tool

ESP-NOW Wireless communication
between robots

Based on ESP-NOW communication protocol, multiple robots can communicate with each other without IP or MAC address, achieving multi-device collaboration with 100-microsecond low-latency communication

UGV Rover AI Robot with ESP-NOW wireless communication support

Supports Pan-tilt Vertical Stabilization Function for various road conditions

supports camera stabilization function based on IMU sensor to keep the image stable. Realizes IMU data reading, calculation and Pan-tilt control via sub controller, which will not occupy computing resources of the host

UGV Rover AI Robot, supports Pan-tilt vertical stabilization function
Gamepad Control for better operation Experience

Comes with a wireless gamepad, making robot control more flexible. You can connect the USB receiver to your PC and control the robot remotely via the Internet. Provides open source demo for customizing your own interaction method

UGV Rover AI Robot, supports wireless gamepad control
Supports 4G/5G Expansion

Supports installing 4G/5G module* for the application scenarios without WiFi

UGV Rover AI Robot, supports installing 4G/5G module

* You may need to use Tunneling Service such as Ngrok, Cpolar, or LocalTunnel to expose the local network service of the robot (Flask application) to the Internet so that you can control the robot from anywhere.

realizes remote control across the internet
  • Our web application demos are based on WebRTC for real-time video transmission.
  • WebRTC (Web Real-Time Communications) is a technology that enables web applications and sites to establish peer-to-peer connection and capture optionally stream audio and/or video media, as well as to exchange arbitrary data between browsers without requiring an intermediary.
  • We provide comprehensive Ngrok tutorials* to help you get started quickly and realize robot control across the internet.
UGV Rover AI Robot, web application demos are based on WebRTC for real-time video transmission and robot remote control

* Provides the usage tutorials of Ngrok only, we do not provide any Ngrok accounts or Servers. You can follow our tutorial to open your own Ngrok service, or choose other tunneling services according to your needs.

Supports installing smartphone holder

If you have a spare phone, you can install it on the robot via holder as below, using the phone to create a hotspot for the robot and achieving remote control across the internet at a lower cost

UGV Rover AI Robot, supports installing smartphone holder

* Comes with a smartphone holder with 1/4″ screw in the package

Cross-platform interactive tutorial
Develop while you learn

supports accessing Jupyter Lab via devices such as mobile phones and tablets to read the tutorials and edit the code on the web page, making development easier

UGV Rover AI Robot, supports accessing via Jupyter Lab

UGV Rover AI Robot, controlled by Jupyter Lab via PC

Rich Tutorial Resources

We Provide Complete Tutorials And demos To Help Users Get Started Quickly For Learning and Secondary Development

UGV Rover AI Robot host controller tutorials introduction UGV Rover AI Robot host controller learning tutorials introduction UGV Rover AI Robot sub controller learning tutorials introduction
Open-source all demos
Full dual-controller technology stack
UGV Rover AI Robot open-source all demos
18650 lithium battery support

Onboard high-efficiency UPS module, supports charging and discharging at the same time to ensure continuous standby time

* the 18650 batteries are NOT included

UGV Rover AI Robot, 18650 lithium battery support
Large internal Space for extension
  • Supports installing larger lithium battery set with XH2.54 interface to replace the UPS module
  • Please refer to the open-source drawing for the detailed internal space dimensions
UGV Rover AI Robot with large internal space
High strength aluminum body
UGV Rover AI Robot with high strength aluminum body
High-speed motor + high-frequency PID closed-loop speed control

The sub controller performs high-frequency PID closed-loop speed control, supports quick response and accurate speed control, with High-speed motors, up to 1.3m/s

UGV Rover AI Robot with high-speed motor
more design details
UGV Rover AI Robot can create a hotspot for accessing when there is no network

Automatically creates a hotspot for accessing when there is no available network connection after powering on

UGV Rover AI Robot with built in active cooling fan

Built in high-efficient active cooling for long-time operation of the host controller even when compiling complex ROS2 packages

UGV Rover AI Robot with OLED display for real-time information displaying

OLED display for real-time information displaying

UGV Rover AI Robot, supports expanding external battery set

Supports expanding external battery set via DC5521 port

Multi-Functional driver board
  • Used as the sub controller of the robot, onboard ESP32 module and can be controlled via serial port, http request, ESP-NOW and other communication protocols, provides a web application for some basic control of the robot.
  • ESP32 can handle low-level computations for the robot, such as high-frequency PID controller for controlling wheel speed, high-frequency inverse kinematics calculations for robotic arm linkages, position interpolation calculation, Pan-Tilt angle control and OLED screen control, etc.
  • ESP32 is also responsible for data reading of various sensors, such as IMU (9-axis attitude sensor) and INA219 (battery voltage detection), and can independently achieve the camera vertical stabilization function, effectively saving computing and IO resources for the host controller.
UGV Rover AI Robot, multi-functional driver board
  1. ESP32 module
  2. ESP32 module antenna connector
  3. Motor control interfaces
  4. INA219
    Battery voltage detection IC
  5. Power supply
  6. USB communication / downloading
  7. Lidar USB connector
  8. ESP32-IO0 button
  9. ESP32-EN button
  10. I2C device interface
  1. Lidar UART interface
  2. Bus servo control interfaces
  3. TB6612FNG
    Motor driver IC
  4. Host controller 40PIN extended header
  5. Host controller connection header
  6. I2C device interface
  7. ICM20948
    9-axis IMU attitude sensor
  8. 12V switch controlled by ESP32-IO4
  9. 12V switch controlled by ESP32-IO5

Audio Driver Board
  • Audio driver board is designed for robot host controller, onboard USB interface, suitable for Raspberry Pi 4B / Raspberry Pi 5 and other motherboards, multi-system compatible.
  • Adopts SSS1629A5 audio control chip, provides reliable audio input and output functions, supports USB interface communication, driver-free, plug and play. Onboard APA2068 audio amplifier chip, provides high-quality audio amplification to ensure clear and stable audio signal output.
  • Integrated FE1.1S USB 2.0 HUB and CH340 chips for sending data from serial peripherals such as Lidar to the host controller via USB cable without occupying too many resources of the host.
UGV Rover AI Robot, audio driver board
  1. Lidar UART to USB IC
  3. Type-C port
  4. Lidar UART Interface
  5. 3.5mm AUX audio jack
  6. APA2068KAI-TRG
    Audio amplifier IC
  1. SSS1629A5
    Audio control IC
  2. Cooling fan power supply header
  3. Dual-track microphone
  4. Dual-track speaker header

Product Show
UGV Rover AI Robot product show

Outline dimensions
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Resources & Services

* Resources for different product may vary, please check the wiki page to confirm the actually provided resources.

Weight: 6.15 kg

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