Mo.Di.Bot - Mobile diagnostic robot
The purpose of this paper is the description of Mo.Di.Bot system and demonstration. Mo.Di.Bot is a mobile robot with manipulation and measurement capabilities conceived for advanced diagnosis and quality control in industrial environments. Mo.Di.Bot is composed of a mobile platform, a robotic arm and a high DOF end-effector, and it can autonomously move and interact with the surrounding environment. The safety of the system is guaranteed by a set of Time Of Flight sensors used to model and monitor the working area where also human operators can be present. In addition, the robot is equipped with measurement instruments specific for the diagnostic inspection of the products under test. Washing machines life-test laboratories have been chosen in order to validate Mo.Di.Bot capabilities in a real-world industrial application scenario, but the results achieved can be easily extended to many industrial sectors, goods and electromechanical components where high levels of flex ibility and autonomy are needed.