I have recently discovered the ROSbot 2.0 and I am very interested, but have a LOT of questions before spending thousands of dollars.
What kind of run time are you getting from the ROSbot 2.0 and the ROSbot 2.0 Pro? I assume the Pro does not run as long due to the UP Board’s power requirements?
How much faster does the battery drain with the UP Board than the Tinkerboard?
Can you tell me anything about the internals before I buy one and take it apart? For instance:
How are you converting power for the UP Board from the batteries?
How are you breaking out the USB for the Lidar, Camera, and two rear ports?
How are you keeping everything cool inside the metal box?
What is the maximum speed of the robot under ROS control?
Have you tested it on uneven surfaces?
How does it work, for instance, on carpet? a parking lot? grass?
Sorry for all of the questions, but I am very interested. However, I have also been burned before by systems that looked good on paper but failed to perform well enough in practice to even be useful for learning, much less interesting to use.
On the other hand, I have spent enough time and money (more than the cost of a ROSbot 2.0 Pro by now) on my own projects to know that the work that has gone into ROSbot 2.0 is well worth the price if the result is functional.
I do realize that much of this is probably “trade” information that you do not want to give away, just to have somebody copy it, but of course you know once anybody buys one, we will just open it up and look.
If you have any more performance data, pictures of the inside, and/or links to reviews by third parties, I would greatly appreciate it.
P.S. I realize my post feels directed to Husarian, but I am posting it on a public forum. I hope to receive information from both Husarian and the user community here.
Thank you all!