Laikago – powerful quadruped robot

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Laikago is a powerful ROS supported quadruped robot with an impressive maximum payload capacity of 14 kg with 12 high-performance servos generating 0.8 kW/kg of instant power density.  A highly integrable legged robotic platform that benefits from force control technology enabling the compound control of force and position for each joint, making it a particularly stable, reliable solution for applications ranging from research and STEM to exploration and rescue.

Capable of climbing gradients of 21° at a maximum speed of 0.8 m/s, Laikago can operate for up to 8.5 hours on a single charge and can be fully recharged in just one hour.

 

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Description

Two iterations of Laikago are available; developer version and standard version,

  • Developer version – can integrate vision solutions, LiDAR, radar, robotic arms, positioning systems and more for robotic applications development.  Has the potential to be programmed for gesture recognition, autonomous navigation and dynamic obstacle avoidance.
  • Standard version – suited for less complex applications including entertainment and performance.

Applications

  • Research and development
  • Education
  • Inspection and maintenance
  • Patrol and detection
  • Last-mile delivery
  • Care
  • Exploration and rescue
  • Entertainment

Features

High power

  • Laikago’s 12 high-performance servos generate up to 18 KW of instant power, as well as an incredible 0.8 kW/kg of power density – for comparison, a supercar typically generates 0.45 kW/kg.
  • Payload capacity of 14 kg stationary and 10 kg when in motion make this one of the strongest quadruped robots available.
  • Robust carbon fibre and aluminium construction.

Incredible stability and agility

  • Advanced dynamic balancing algorithm enables Laikago to swiftly regain its balance following impact or falls.
  • Top speed over even ground of 0.8 m/s – this can be enhanced through secondary development.
  • Laikago can climb gradients of up 21°
  • Range of movements:
              • walking forwards
              • walking backwards
              • lateral movement
              • in-situ turning
              • jumping
              • advance in a squat position
              • retreat in a squat position
              • rollover
              • ascent and descent of slopes and steps
  • The potential for further high-performance movements to be established through development.
  • Zero force control mode – the robot changes posture upon application of external force, maintaining the new posture when the force is removed.
  • Integrated force sensor at each foot end, enabling real-time contact states of feet in any situation. 

High-performance power system

  • Long-life battery supports high current fast charging – only one hour for a full charge
  • 4.5-8.5 hours operating time.
  • Intelligent built-in air cooling system that automatically senses the temperature and cools accordingly.
  • Capable of supplying power to two external devices.

User-friendly control

  • Single-button boot. 
  • User control interface: high-speed serial port or ethernet interface.
  • ROS operating system. 
  • Main computer with two ARM processors; custom ARM-based controller on each joint (x12); additional computer.
  • Custom software. Ubuntu Linux OS (additional computer).
  • Remotely operated with Wi-Fi-enabled controller, including emergency stop function.

Additional information

Weight24 kg
Dimensions55cm x 35cm x 60cm
Manufacturer

Specifications

Weight inc. battery24 kg
DimensionsStanding55 x 35 x 60 cm
 Folded56 x 35 x 31 cm
Payload capacitystanding – 14 kg, in motion – 10 kg
Operating time4.5 – 8.5 hours
Maximum speed0.8 m/s
Climbing angle21°
User control interfacehigh-speed serial port, ethernet
Degrees of freedom per leg3
OSROS
Battery13000 mAh / 50.4 V

Ultra-fast charging – fully charged in one hour

Video


Downloads

Github downloads

Unitree CAD

Unitree ROS

Unitree Pybullet

Unitree legged SDK

A1 ROS

A1 CAD model

Unitree App

Download IOS version

Download Android version

Finance and Shipping

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Online ordering (self service)

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Payment options for transactions over £8,800

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Our incoterms are DDP (for UK customers) and DAP (for international customers, including EU).  Other incoterms may be available on request in special circumstances.

Goods can also be collected from our logistics centre.

Loan finance

If you are in the US or most countries in Europe, Level Five Supplies is pleased to offer finance as a payment option.

Our appointed partners in the US and Europe can work with you to make equipment purchase more straightforward.

There are many reasons to consider using finance:

  1. Improves Cash Flow: When you finance your equipment, your cash isn’t tied up in the equipment. Instead, it’s free for other investments that will grow your business, produce income, and ensure the equipment you acquire earns profits over its lifetime.
  2. Preserves Other Lines of Credit: Tomorrow can bring many opportunities. Financing equipment means you’ll have the credit available (either from the bank or other sources) to take advantage of future opportunities.
  3. Hedges against inflation: Your monthly payment remains the same over the term of the lease or loan. Money paid later in the term usually have less purchasing power than those paid at the beginning of the term…so you pay for today’s equipment needs with tomorrow’s lower-value currency.
  4. Provides 100% financing: Even “soft costs” such as training, shipping, installation, and maintenance agreements can usually be included. So you can rest easy knowing that these associated costs won’t disrupt your cash flow.
  5. Simplifies equipment changes: Hiring additional workforce? Increasing efficiency? Additional equipment can easily be added to your existing loan or lease. Or, if you’re trying to stay ahead of the competition by staying ahead of technologies, the equity in your financed equipment can be applied toward the loan or lease of new equipment. These options solve the problems of obsolescence – and make your job easier.
  6. Eliminates hidden charges: You have no compensating balances, no closing costs, and no blanket liens or other restrictive covenants that banks use to increase customers’ cost. What you see is what you get.
  7. Offers excellent rates: Our finance partner rates are highly competitive.
  8. Saves on taxes: Depending on the type of finance agreement you select, as much as 100% of your payments may be tax deductible.
  9. Offers many payment programs: Our finance partners work for you, not us. You choose the type of loan or lease that best fits your needs, and you select the length of the loan or lease term.

The finance agreement is between you and the lender, and we don’t take commission or referral fees – but we’ve done the preparatory work of allocating a broker for the US, and another for Europe, explaining the technology, validating supplier products and explaining how the technology will be used so your application process is simplified and focused entirely on the financials.

The initial part of the process usually takes less than an hour and means that you can spread the cost of a higher value purchase of equipment like this over several months or even years, allowing you to better plan your project or department budgets, but also means you can get what you need over the coming years, not just what you can afford today.

Details of current funding opportunities and support programmes for research and innovation

Contact our Sales team to discuss your needs further.