This platform is the most capable of The Machine Lab product line thus far. The MMP-40 mobile platform is the result of a conglomeration of input and ideas from people that are using robots in real life situations. We have gleaned detailed information from groups  ranging from NASA sponsored research teams to Law Enforcement and SWAT agencies. We have even built several robots for the U.S. military that are in theater in Iraq right now.

Following The Machine Lab philosophy, this is a bare bones simple but rugged machine intended to help bring ideas to fruition faster. 

The trend in mobile robotics is to get the machines as light and compact as possible without limiting their mobility in urban environments. At 40 pounds this platform is is designed to be a "Man Portable" workhorse.  The machine can easily carry 30 pounds of payload and has plenty of space to be outfitted with cameras, sensors, computers, tools, test equipment, supplies, etc.

The best feature of this platform is that it can climb stairs. The added length and stair climbing ability allows the MMP-40 to negotiate larger obstacles and to reach deeper into urban environments. 

The MMP-40 is has a water resistant aluminum hard anodized chassis. All drive train components are precision machined and all metal with long life ball bearings in critical areas.

The Machine Lab has already outfitted several these platforms for a range of custom applications. Please call us or email if you have any questions regarding your application.

(626) 357-3640

MMP-40  Mobile Platform Specs

 Weight:  40 pounds
Payload: 30 pounds

 24 Volt Rechargeable

NiCad ,  7.2 Ah

Run Time: Approximately 2 hours of continuous operation.
Dimensions: 27.5" L x 20" W x 7.5"H (tracked) 21.5" H x 18"W x 9.5" H (wheeled)
Drive:  2 or 6  Motor drive with custom secondary gearboxes for added drive train strength and durability. 

Robot is available in pneumatic wheel or tracked configurations.

Track drive sprockets are designed with spiraled flexible spokes to absorb impacts before they translate into the drive train or electronic components. Wheels are rugged nylon split rims with pneumatic rubber all-terrain tires and inner tubes.

Top Speed: 2.5 ft./sec Tracked version. (2-motor drive, 100W each)

4.0 ft/sec wheeled version (6-motor drive, 50W each)

Control: Custom High Current Motor drivers with thermal and over current protection. Motor drivers can be controlled with a standard Hobby-type PWM signal or with RS-232 serial control.


PDF Dimensions of Platform

Tracked MMP-40 PDF Brochure

Wheeled MMP-40 PDF Brochure

Now available with all-terrain black rubber tracks.


NEW! Planetary gearhead drive motors with 5 times greater gear strength. We are also incorporating a new Heavy Duty drive sprocket for greater payload.

Quality precision components for  strength, durability and reliability. Our mechanical components are CNC machined and fabricated with high quality materials. All of our electronics have been designed and tested to be reliable under tough long term conditions.