Main facilities

GRVC test field 


Collaborations in facilities

VICON Indoor Testbed CATEC


Available platforms

Land Platforms


A commercial 4×4 gasoline Bobcat 2200 vehicle. Modified to remotely control speed and turn. It has a 2D lidar installed and, thanks to the big size of the system, no weight restriction for the payload. It can operate in any kind of environment.

8×8 AGV

A self-designed 8×8 AGV. Each wheel has an independent traction and direction, these features make the vehicle capable of move in almost any environment. It is controlled by a Pixhawk(Px4) autopilot. His design is thought out to can hold a variety of payload, for example a lidar or a terabee laser sensor. Up to 6kg can be carried.

Pioneer 3-AT

The PIONEER 3-AT is a highly versatile four-wheel drive robotic platform. Powerful, easy to use reliable, flexible, P3-AT is a popular team performer for outdoor or rough-terrain projects. It offers an embedded computer option, opening the way for onboard vision processing, Ethernet-based communications, laser, DGPS, and other autonomous functions. It is controlled with ROS/Ubuntu using a laptop.

Aerial Platforms

MBZIRC Hexarotor

Self-designed hexarotor, controlled with a Pixhawk (Px4) autopilot. An intel Nuc (I5) is also embedded for more computational capability. It works with ROS and it can be simulated with Gazebo. Payload includes among others: laser sensors, GPS, stereo camera and an electromagnet. Self-designed robotics arms are also used in this platform. This provides a multitask aerial robot.

DJI Matrice 600

Flying platform designed for professional aerial photography and industrial applications. It is built to closely integrate with a host of powerful DJI technologies, including the A3 flight controller, Lightbridge 2 transmission system, Intelligent Batteries and Battery Management system, for maximum performance and quick setup. This excellent features make it capable of use self-designed robotic arms as payload.

DJI F550

Comercial DJI hexacopter. Much smaller than the others, it can only carry GPS and little cameras. The autopilot is a Pixhawk (Px4) and it is programmed with ROS/Ubuntu.


Self-designed hexacopter, designed for being able to accomplish a variety of tasks. It can be controlled with two different types of autopilots: Pixhawk (Px4) and Naza V3. It can carry up to 8kg of payload, including robotic arms. It is also foldable.


Self-designed octocopter controlled by a pixhawk autopilot with an Intel Nuc (I5) for extra computational capabilities. It also has a Jexton TX1 GPU and a velodyne 3D laser as extra payload. It is designed for accomplish different task, using different types of sensors, like stereo cameras, laser sensors, GPS, altimeters, etc.

Other Platforms


A commercial fixed wing drone specially designed for FPV flights. It offers a lot of space inside the body for FPV equipment and cameras. It is compatible with most of the camera supports models. A perfect system for FPV flights and video recording. It can also carry a lot of payload compared with other models of the same weight.


Two commercial RX-90 robotic arms. They can cooperate with each other to do different tasks. Controlled with Ubuntu/ROS thanks to self-designed programs.


First person view system, thought-out for training UAV pilots. If offers a great manoeuvrability. This is a four-channel model featuring rudder, elevator, ailerons and ESC motor control. The model can be used as a first trainer thanks to its forgiving nature and stability, it’s also super durable due to the EPOFLEXY material it’s made from.


Features a strong foam body internally reinforced with carbon fibre, parachute recovery and belly landing available, 24 megapixel camera with many other sensor options, automatic lens cover door, easy hand-launch, 5 minutes setup time, 2 hours of endurance, easy to transport and +30km link range. It is controlled with a pixhawk autopilot ¡ with an embedded Odroid, but it also has a Raspberry on board. The camera is a Xiaomi Yi Cenital.