TurtleBot 2


TurtleBot 2 is the world’s most popular low cost, open source robot for education and research. This second generation personal robot is equipped with a powerful Kobuki robot base, a dual-core netbook, Orbbec Astra Pro Sensor and a gyroscope. All components have been seamlessly integrated to deliver an out-of-the-box development platform. Tap into the thriving open source ROS developer community and get started learning robotics on day one.
TurtleBot 2 is no longer available for purchase. We are excited to announce TurtleBot 4 – the next generation of the world’s most popular robotic platform for education. Coming Spring 2022. Click here to learn more.
Open source personal research robot


Turtlebot was built for the cost-conscious needs of education and early-stage development. It uses off-the-shelf consumer electronics like the Orbbec Astra Pro sensor, a standard netbook and a robot base built from a repurposed robot vacuum cleaner to keep costs low. Turtlebot is the most affordable advanced ROS robot on the market.

Turtlebot was designed in collaboration with the original makers of ROS, Willow Garage. Since then, ROS has quickly become the go-to software platform for roboticists around the world. Not only will the TurtleBot seamlessly integrate with your existing ROS-driven robots, it also offers an affordable platform to get started learning with ROS.


ROS comes pre-installed and configured on the netbook. Turtlebot comes fully assembled, integrated and tested. It is ready for basic operation right out of the box. Power it on and enter commands. If this is your first time using ROS, Turtlebot is the best place to start.


One of the most compelling features of Turtlebot is the database of online tutorials, videos and sample code to help you learn ROS quickly and begin developing advanced robot applications. Visit our Turtlebot Support Center for more information.

Tech Specs

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Size and Weight

Dimensions 354 x 354 x 420 mm
(14 x 14 x 16.5 in)
Weight 6.3 kg
(13.9 lbs)
Max Payload 5 kg
(11 lbs)

Speed and Performance

Max Speed 0.65 m/s
(25.6 in/s)
Obstacle Clearance

15 mm
(0.6 in)

Drivers and APIs


  • Powerful and affordable
    Turtlebot has the best low-cost hardware on the market, giving you an extremely capable autonomous platform.
  • Turtlebot ROS integration
    Access to the existing ROS open-source library means you can prototype anywhere quickly.
  • Take turtlebot to the office
    Weighing only 6.3 kg, you can take turtlebot with you anywhere. Turtlebot's powerful Kobuki base will functions in the lab and beyond.
  • Power up
    Accelerate your research with additional onboard power, sensors, and an expandable battery to accommodate your exact needs.
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