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Fire Bird XI Research Robot
Fire Bird XI front side view

Fire Bird XI is reliable, versatile and rugged robot for the advance research in robotics. It’s a fully programmable robot with onboard PC. You can also mount your laptop on top of it. Fire Bird XI is designed in collaboration with IIT Bombay and manufactured by NEX Robotics.
Fire Bird XI robot comes fully assembled and ready to use. It has high quality planetary gear motors with high resolution 3328 tick position encoder which gives accuracy in microns. Motors are driven by smart servo controllers. By selecting correct locomotion drive robot can be used in indoor and outdoor environment. Robot has 16 ultrasonic range sensors with range of 6 meters covering robot from all sides, 28 IR proximity sensors and 6 line sensors, 4 voltage, current and temperature sensors etc. Robot has on onboard computer and touch screen. Robot is powered by four hot swappable, high discharge, 11.1V, 6000mAH Lithium Polymer battery packs. Robot can carry payload up to 10 kgs and beyond depending on the locomotion drive configuration.

Research Areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Multi-Agents System
  • Autonomous navigation
  • Mobile sensor network
  • Collaborative robotics
  • Real-Time systems
  • Automotive technologies
  • Mapping
  • Teleoperation
  • Localization
  • Multi-robot cooperation and other behaviours
  • Reconnaissance
  • Vision
  • Manipulation
  • Autonomous navigation
  • Monitoring
  • Control systems

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Fire Bird XI front side view
Fire Bird XI front side view

Fire Bird XI back side view
Fire Bird XI back side view


Laser Range Finder (Optional) (Hokuyo, Mesa, Omron)
16 Ultrasonic Range Sensors with range up to 6 meters.
28 IR proximity sensors
6 Line Sensors for geometric pattern based navigation
2 high resolution (micron resolution) position encoders
Voltage, Current and Temperature monitoring of 4 Lithium Polymer Battery packs
Ultrasonic Range Sensor with pan and tilt servo pod
GPS receiver (Optional)
3 axis Gyroscope and Accelerometer module (Optional)

Fire Fly Single Board Computer (Optional)
Intel Atom D510 quad (dual core)
2 serial ports, 1 parallel port, 1 PCI slot, 3 USB ports
CD drive
Smart DC to DC converter for 7V to 22V DC operation
Supports Windows 7
PC power pack: Hot swappable 6Ah 11.V high discharge (120Amp) lithium polymer battery pack with Smart balance charger. No need to shutdown onboard PC while changing the battery.

Note: Fire Bird XI can also be delivered with user specified onboard computer or laptop and onboard 230V AC power source.

Up to four high discharge, 11.1V, 6000mAH Lithium Polymer battery packs with hot swapping.
Onboard smart power control module with voltage, current and temperature monitoring of each battery pack
Intelligent battery charger with balance charging

9 inch Touch screen (Optional)
Four 20 x 4 Alphanumeric White LCD displays for robot status indication

Wireless colour camera with pan and tilt servo pod

Wireless ZigBee Communication (2.4GHZ)
WiFi (Optional)
USB Communication
Wired RS232 (serial) communication

Diameter: 40cm
Height: 33cm
Weight: 15Kgs

High performance Planetary Gear motors with high resolution quadrature position encoders
High performance 25Amp motor drivers with synchronous rectification
Dedicated servo motion controllers for motion control

Locomotion Configurations:
Two wheel differential drive with caster wheel for the support
Four Wheel differential drive
Four Wheel with independent steer for each wheel
High mobility tank drive

Front Gripper
5 Axis robotic arm

Remote Control:
2.4GHz remote control with 2 two axis analog joysticks and 4 switches (Optional)

General purpose I/Os:
16 ADCs with 10 bit resolution
8 interrupts
4 16 bit timers / counters
SPI and I2C bus



Contact Us

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Tel: +91-022-27782445

09.30 AM to 06.00 PM IST, Monday - Saturday

Address :
Nex Robotics Pvt Ltd.
Unit No. 13,
Building No. 2 (A3), Sector 1,
Millennium Business Park,
Mahape, Navi Mumbai 400 710,
Maharashtra, INDIA

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