Crawler Robot Department

Crawler Robot Department

Topy's crawler robot modules, the brainchild of the HiBot-Topy Project, provide superior mobility support for your robot development needs.
When mobility counts, a robot needs a sturdy, reliable undercarriage. The HiBot-Topy Project is a joint project between HiBot Corporation - an academic venture of Tokyo Institute of Technology's Hirose-Fukushima Lab, renowned for its work rescue robot R&D - and Topy Industries, with its years of experience manufacturing crawlers for construction machinery. The project's high-performance modularized crawlers help reduce the time and cost of researching and developing robots that require advance mobile capabilities.

Five Key Features of Our Crawler Robots

  • They are the first crawler robot modules in Japan, combining compact, ultra-lightweight design and high mobility.
  • Their high-traction rollers - able to climb steps of up to 1.3 times the crawler radius - redefine the limits of crawler climbing capabilities.
  • They support easy-to-use wireless LAN-based remote control as well as wired remote control.
  • They come in four different types - small, large, extra large, and flipper - and can also be made to order.
  • They can be outfitted with a full range of options to suit your development needs.

Supporting National Projects

  • This is the IRS Soryu, a rescue robot developed as part of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology's "Special Large City Earthquake Disaster Mitigation Project."
  • It is being researched jointly with Dr. Shigeo Hirose of the Tokyo Institute of Technology and the International Rescue System Institute.
  • The goal of the Soryu development project is to create a practical robot that can work with fire rescue teams in disaster areas.
  • It is also part of the "Strategic Advanced Robot Element Technology Development Project" at the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO), supporting the development of crawler robots.