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Fast and Powerful

NavStik features a 32-bit, 168 MHz, Cortex M4 Processor with FPU and DSP, along with plug-in support for Gumstix Overo® COM (upto 1GHz).

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Modular and Configurable

NavStik is built with focus on modularity to allow its use in a variety of applications. It can be used in robots, small or big, in air or on ground.

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Open-Source Software

Complete development tool-chain for NavStik can be setup using FOSS. All the base-code and drivers (for RTOS) are also available in open-source.

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Modular design and features offered by NavStik make it suitable for both, micro and large robots, as well as for, flying or ground robots. NavStik is also one of the most affordable platforms available today.

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Participate in a 2-day hands-on workshop on "Building Advanced Autonomous Mobile Robots" to get started with using modern hardware and software platforms for building next generation intelligent robots.

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Introduction to NavStik

What is NavStik?

NavStik is a generic navigation and control board with a wide range of navigation sensors (accelerometers, gyroscopes, magnetometer, pressure sensors, GPS) and a powerful processor. All these are packaged in an extremely small size and low weight module. NavStik’s processing capabilities can easily be extended by plugging in a Gumstix Overo® COM to it. Yes, NavStik has connectors to snap-fit Gumstix Overo® to it!

Who are the target users for NavStik?

NavStik has been designed for use by researchers and DIY folks. It has a number of features to enable them kickstart their next advanced mobile robot development. All the base-code and drivers are available in open-source. Developers can now start coding their application from day one!

What can you build using NavStik?

NavStik applications are only limited by the developers imagination! It can, of course, be used as a very effective UAV autopilot, with data-logging and telemetry capabilities. NavStik’s extremely small size and low weight, enable its use in Micro Aerial Vehicles (MAV), too. It can, as well, serve as brains of a smart ground robot, an autonomous aerial delivery platform, or serve as a data-logging system in a weather balloon. Creative researchers would find tons of interesting applications once they add the processing power of Gumstix to NavStik!

How do I connect NavStik to my robot?

There are a number of interface-boards available for NavStik, each optimized for a different set of parameters. NavStik’s modular architecture allows the users to choose the right interface board for their application. Interface boards provide access to ports for servos, ESCs, radio-receivers, telemetry modems, battery, micro-sd card, debug-cable, etc.

How can I use Gumstix Overo® with NavStik?

If your application needs heavy processing power, you can snap-fit a Gumstix Overo® COM to the ports available on NavStik. NavStik (with interface board) takes care of providing power to Gumstix, and offers access to 2 USB and 2 UART ports of Overo. If you are using the IvyGS Ground/Debug Board, the Gumstix Overo console will immediately become available on the PC (serial port monitor) via the debug port, for use during development.

Key Research Areas

  • Mobile Robotics (UGV, UAV, MAV, etc.)
  • Flight Dynamics & Control
  • Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM)
  • Motion Planning, Obstacle Avoidance
  • Multi-agent Systems, Collaborative Robotics
  • Autonomous Reconfigurable Systems
  • Mobile Sensor Networks
  • Computer Vision for Guidance, Navigation & Control
  • Reconnaissance
  • Artificial Intelligence

Featured Customers

  • WWF
  • IISc Bangalore
  • IIT Kanpur
  • TU Delft