I am looking for an off-the-shelf small AGV which runs or could be used with ROS. It may include some basic sensors like a camera, an IMU, an Ultrasonic range finder, etc.

Really appreciate all the valuable suggestions from the community.

  • $\begingroup$ Can you give some more insight into what kind of AGV you are looking for? Or maybe what the intended application is? $\endgroup$ May 10, 2021 at 14:28
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    – Chuck
    May 10, 2021 at 19:21
  • $\begingroup$ @AkhilKurup I plan to teach a ROS course, so all I need a small four-wheel robot that could be controlled with ROS with some sensors I mentioned in my question. $\endgroup$
    – Franky
    May 11, 2021 at 5:24

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The turtlebot-3 is a good option. It comes in two variants and has basic sensors ideal for teaching/learning ROS. Clearpath has several options ranging from small to large robots. These are the ones I am familiar with. If you are looking beyond these: ros-robots has an official list of robots with intended capabilities listed out.

Also, there is the option of learning ROS in simulation using either Gazebo or something like the construct.


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