ORMi Mobile Robot Development Kit

Active8 Robots's ORMi Mobile Robot Development Kit

ORMi is an industrial mobile robot developers kit, designed to take the hard work out of getting your robot moving.

  • Uses robust industry standard components

  • RoboteQ Motor Controller

  • Nidec motors

  • Tried and tested kit to fast track your Mobile Robot

  • Perfect for industry, research robots and higher education

ORMi is an industrial mobile robot developers kit.  It has been developed to take the hard work out of designing the heart of your mobile robot so, you can get on with the work that matters.
Easy programming
  • A single RoboteQ controller interface
  • Developers software package
  • Simulation software
Flexible use cases
Low risk, low cost way to fast-track your project
A mobile robot base for AGV, AMR, AIV etc
Available in three models
Choice of models
  • ORMi Kit - A component kit with everything you need to wire the heart of your robot
  • ORMi Wired - As above but wired for you on a sturdy backing plate, just integrate to your design
  • ORMi Go - Assembled to a chassis with batteries included for you to start developing right away.
  • ORMi Bespoke - Please call our team to discuss a complete fully working, programmed and certified Mobile Robot from our solutions partner.





 Motors x 2   ✓  ✓  ✓  ✓
 Drive Wheels x 2  ✓  ✓  ✓  ✓
 Gearbox x 2  ✓  ✓  ✓  ✓
 Castor Wheels x 2  ✓  ✓  ✓  ✓
 RoboteQ Motor Controller  ✓  ✓  ✓  ✓
 Softwarw (PC Utilities, Sample Scripts, Linux/Windows, API & ROS  Drivers)  ✓  ✓  ✓  ✓
 Simulation Tools  ✓  ✓  ✓  ✓
 Braking System  ✓  ✓  ✓  ✓
 Wires, Cables & Crimps  ✓  ✓  ✓  ✓
 Connectors & Switches  ✓  ✓  ✓  ✓
 Fuses, Fuse Holders & Interface Module  ✓  ✓  ✓  ✓
 Thermal Protection Circuit  ✓  ✓  ✓  ✓
 Dynamic Shunt Regulator  ✓  ✓  ✓  ✓
 Charging System & 1 x Base Station  ✓  ✓  ✓  ✓
 Battery Management System  ✓  ✓  ✓  ✓
 Batteries (Specialist LiFePo)  Optional  Optional  ✓  ✓
 Stainless Steel Baseplate (parts wired and installed)  x  ✓  ✓  ✓
 Adaptable Chassis Frame (assembled)  x  x  ✓  ✓
 Sensors  x  x  Optional  ✓
 Operating System & Interface  x  x  Optional  ✓
 AI Learning Algoritm  x  x  Optional  ✓
 Sensor System Installation (on ORMi)  x  x  Optional  ✓
 Sensor system innstallation& callibration ( to site)  x  x  x  ✓
 Guidance System Fitted to Site (if applicable)  x  x  x  ✓
 Onsite Installation & Programming  x  x  x  ✓
 Risk Assessment, site safety & CE Marking  x  x  x  ✓
 Comprehensive Training Programme  x  x  x  ✓
 Service & Maintenance plan  x  x  x  ✓
 Technical Support  ✓  ✓  ✓  ✓

What else will ORMi need? 

Additional items that you might need to complete your project will vary according to the performance criteria of the intended application. For example, a UVC disinfection unit will require a lamp whereas a bomb defusing unmanned ground vehicle may require haptic feedback functionality. Some of the more basic factors to consider when designing your mobile robot include the following.


Battery type, size and capacity will differ according to your ORMi’s appetite for power and whether it will be fully charged overnight or micro-charged in between jobs. Consideration should also be given to the docking station network if there is a need to have more than one.


If your ORMi’s development path is the AGV route, it might need tape for magnetic navigation or reflectors for laser guided navigation. If it is the AMR route, then cameras, laser scanners and software all might be on the to-buy list. All variations will require sensors.


Our engineers can design and build a custom chassis if ORMi GO does not meet your needs. Moving small parts from one workstation to the next may only need a lightweight construction yet handling volatile substances in a hostile environment will need something more robust.


Whatever your mobile robot form (AGV, AMR, AIV, UGV etc), it will need an appropriate system that meets the relevant standards and complies with any applicable regulatory requirements. This may comprise both active safety elements e.g. pressure sensors, and passive devices e.g. audible alarms.


The ORMi family comes with software comprising PC utilities, simulators, tools, APIs and drivers that allows you to customise functionality using basic language scripts. For more complex applications, or if you want a more user-friendly interface, you may consider alternative software architecture.

Special Parts

The ORMi family has been designed such that it provides a standard development platform, not a standardised finished mobile robot. This gives the designer the freedom and flexibility to design and build a specialised robot, which may require non-standard parts, for example bespoke robotic arm tooling.