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XBOT (crossbot) is a powerful and robust all-terrain skid-steering ATV tracked mobile robot which can be used both for rapid prototyping for robotics projects and for a large variety of applications and fields. Its adaptive electric differential locomotion system based on tracks offers a greater traction than wheeled robots especially on rough terrains and increases the reliability during heavy-duty applications. XBOT supports Robot Operating System (ROS) and comes with C/C++ Open Source API, code snippets and with all the tools you need to easily control your robot unit. XBOT interface is cross-platform, you can use it on Microsoft Windows, Unix-like OS like Ubuntu and on Apple Macintosh. For any development problem, our team will be glad to help you!


Powerful Features

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Back Rear Arm

Equipped with a powerful swinging back rear arm and a tow hook for towing applications


Its adaptive electric differential locomotion system based on tracks offers a greater traction than wheeled robots.


Perform video-surveillance, tele-operation and robot manipulation applications with HQ video-streaming support.


XBOT is a skid-steering robot equipped with a very high-quality tracks undercarriage which offer an excellent grip in every conditions!

XBOT in a nutshell

XBOT is a robust tracked tank steering robot based on two electric motors and two fully-isolated AGM batteries. Its undercarriage is based on high-quality 100% natural rubber tracks able to offer an excellent grip action even on wet surfaces and in rough terrain conditions.

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Multiple I/O

Do your sensors and add-ons need I/Os interfaces to work? XBOT offers you multiple interfaces to fit all your devices requirements: USB, Digital and Analog I/Os, Ethernet/LAN, Wi-Fi, Pulses inputs, Can bus.


Robotic Operating System (ROS) allows you to easily start and integrate your sensors and equipments. For a more accurate control, you can even use our C/C++ Open Source APIs and integrate them in your applications.

Total Output Power

Thanks to its high-capacity AGM batteries, XBOT is able to provide up to 4800W of total output power. Both its DC motors are rated up to 3000W!

General Specifications

Tracks performances

85% Grip

ROS Enabled

100% Full Ubuntu Integration

Open Source


Output Power

80% + Battery life extension

Direct Analog, Digital, RC Pulses Inputs

Do your sensors and equipments need input or output interfaces to correctly work? Don’t worry! XBOT offers you multiple interfaces to fit all your devices requirements: USB, Digital and Analog I/Os, Ethernet/LAN, Wi-Fi, Pulses inputs, Can bus.
Base version comes with an already configured Futaba RC transmitter which can be very useful in many situations or outdoor environments. For example, you can use the transmitter if your code fails during your outdoor experiments and you need another way to move your robot or if you need to place XBOT in a particular place easily without using any code. In addition, in some cases, you may need to use the transmitter if you need to make XBOT follow a specific path by logging data like encoders, velocities and accelerations.


One robot, Multiple Applications

XBOT has been carefully designed and developed following a particular modular structure to achieve multiple applications: for example, it is even possible to use the rear power joint to connect a rear trailer to carry heavy loads up to 1000+ Kg. With a really affordable high-torque drivetrain, Crossbot is designed to provide the best performace in any situation; it can operate with precision in wet and dry sandy terrains, snow and mud without problems by minimizing slips. Flexible tracks trades 317 mm wide enabling the robot to tackle various obstacles such as rocks, roots, fallen debris, creek and climbs. The easy track tension adjusting system helps user to set the best configuration for each type of terrain without any effort. XBOT can be also successfully used as a telepresence robot for rough outdoor environments: contact us if you are interested in it!

Collaborative Mobile Robots

Collaborative robotics is one of the most important developments of industrial robotics during last years. Human operators and robots can work together on the same task to be more efficient and productive than when working separately. Collaborative robotics is particularly suited to small and medium production units.
Multi-robot and communication applications are possibile thanks to XBOT Open Source Libraries and XBOT ROS stacks.
User can assign tasks and coordinate robots actions to assist human operators or for research purposes i.e. AI, AAI, Team robots or perception, control and planning for robots that navigate through complex indoor and outdoor spaces.

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Designed for Open Source Development

XBOT fully supports Robotic Operating System (ROS) starting from Hydro to Indigo version and for this reason you can easily start and integrate your own sensors and equipments by using the support of the entire ROS community and our assistance team. For a more accurate control, you can even use our C/C++ Open Source APIs and integrate them in your applications. Thanks to the user manual and the sample codes, it is very easy to understand how to use and control XBOT in a very short time. With XBOT no task is too hard for you! There are lots of sample codes which show you how to implement autonomous navigation with ROS and C/C++, how to integrate laser sensors (like SICK or Hokuyo devices), IMUs and LiDAR units in order to speed-up your research activites. XBOT in its base version integrates two quadrature encoders, two Hall sensors to measure motor currents, two voltage and temperature sensors and also a sonar sensor array to detect objects in front of the robot. You can access to all these values by using C/C++ code or by reading ROS topics. 

Any doubts about your project? Do you need help?

XBOT is the most suitable solution if you are looking for a rough and robust tracked mobile robot or, in general, for a skid steering ATV tracked mobile robot in order to develop outdoor applications involving different kind of terrains and ground conditions. It is also the right solution if you have to develop and study autonomous indoor or outdoor algorithms and codes, if you are researching about 3D map building using active vision system and laser range finders; our team used XBOT as robotics platform to develop a very robust outdoor telepresence robot to help mobility-impaired users to explore external world. Moreover, since XBOT is a skid steering robot, it is possible to use it to study about slipping aspects and problems during steering operations or to investigate about interactions between tracks and ground to detect terrain changes. Anyway, if you want to know if you can realize or develop your project by using our XBOT, please send us a message and we will get back to you in a very short time. Feel free to contact us even if you just need suggestions about your robotics projects and activities.

Multi-purpose robot

XBOT is not only a mobile robot, but also a real robust and electric truck with the power of a tractor and you can choose to use it for a large variety of applications: for example, you can use it as an olive collector or a lawn mower for agricultural tasks or like a beach cleaner robot if you connect it to our mechanical sifter. The rear back arm can lift weights up to 350Kg thanks to its powerful electric linear actuator with a push-pull force of 10.000N and a 0-5V analog potentiometer for a more accurate control. A tow hook is placed at the top of the back arm and allows users to plug trailers or to drag heavy loads.

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Overall Dimensions

Overall Dimensions: 1250 x 723 x 1266 [mm]
User Space on top shell: 1250 x 1266 [mm]
Ground Clearance: 350 [mm]
Weight: 500 [Kg]

Output Power and Battery

Battery Pack: 2 x 12 [V], 200 [Ah] Sealed AGM Battery
Total Power: 4800 [W]
Standard battery Autonomy: 6 [Hours]
Heavy-duty battery Autonomy: 2,5 [Hours]
Full Charge Time: 6 [Hours]

Locomotion System

Tracks treads: 317 [mm]
Tracks length: 1061 [mm]
Locomotion system: 2x2 All Terrain Tracks
Type: Differential Skid Steering Robot
Max Payload in rough conditions: 350 [Kg]
Max Speed: 3+ [km/h]
Climb capacity: < 40°
Traversal capacity: < 40°

I/O and communication

Communication Interface: USB, RS-232, Wi-Fi, Ethernet, CAN bus, RC pulses
Input/Output: 11 Analog Inputs, 19 Digital Inputs, 8 Digital Outputs, 6 Pulse Inputs
USB Rate: 12 [MBits/s]
Encoder Type: Quadrature encoder, 2048 ppr x 4
Encoder Frequency: 1 [MHz], Max 10^9 counts
Additional sensors: Current, Voltage, Temperature Sensors
Control: Open and Closed Loop, 10-20 [KHz] PWM, Speed Control
Software: ROS, C/C++ Open API
Remote RC Control: Futaba RC Transmitter, 4CH, max range 150 meters