The mobile robot (called "Scotty") has been built by COLETEK for teleoperation and autonomous mobile robotics research and development, for proof of concept purposes. Scotty is avaiable for hourly hire (minimum 3 hours) for our clients to use. We can provide R&D services to fit any custom equipment you may need to test your concept (aka Scotty Robot Plugin). We also use Scotty for internal R&D use. Scotty fits the bill for rapid prototyping any ground based teleoperation, semi-autonomous or fully autonomous mobile robot solutions one may need. Once the proof of concept is completed, one can redesign a new robot based on lessons learned, to optimize its physical size, power consumption and cost; while ensuring it meets the objectives for its target environment (e.g. underground or an unearthly surfaces).

This R&D can then be applied to many applications such as: military, home land security, space exploration, earthworks trucks, agriculture, mining, traffic control, road construction and gardening.

  • Joystick/Monitor Teleoperation - Included for hire
  • Outdoor/GPS way point control - Optional R&D on top of hire
  • Indoor/Localisation way point control - Optional R&D on top of hire
  • Obstacle Detection - Optional R&D on top of hire
  • Localisation - Optional R&D on top of hire
  • SLAM - Optional R&D on top of hire


  • Energy: 5.7MJ/1.6kWh via 6x 12V 22Ah VRLA batteries
  • Speed: 9km/h
  • Weight: 145kg
  • Payload: 200kg (likely more, but not tested as yet)
  • Range: 200km
  • Incline: 12deg


  • Size: 1257(L) x 610(W) x 700(H) mm
  • Ground clearance: 114mm
  • Tyres diameter: 254mm
  • Turning radius: 1334mm


  • Locomotion: 2x 24V Brushed DC Motors (3A normal, peak 15A)
  • Pan/Tilt Sensor Platform: 2x Stepper Motors


  • 2x Wheel Encoders
  • 44x Sharp IRs (12x left, 12x right, 10x front, 10x back)
  • 4x Ultrasonic Sensors
  • 1x Stereolabs ZED Stereo Vision Camera
  • 1x Xsens MTi-7 IMU+GPS


  • 1x Sabertooth 2x25 v2 Motor Controller
  • 1x 24V to 12V DC-DC Convertor
  • 1x 12V to 5V DC-DC Convertor


  • WiFi
  • Bluetooth


  • 1x NVIDIA Jetson TX1

Our Clients

COLETEK Amazing Customer Testimonials

We met with Luke Cole from COLETEK and very quickly realised that he was very knowledgeable in robotics and prototyping. What separates his company from the rest, is that he had a unique value proposition - COLETEK offers a tele-operated / robotic unit for rent and with the flexibility to be modified to build proof-of-concepts. That unit lowered both the cost and time for us to produce a video showing a very challenging concept. In general COLETEK's service was great value. We would recommend them - they will get it done.

thumb Miguel Araos
Mining3, Brisbane

We engaged COLETEK to conduct a series of research projects on robotics and we very pleased with their technical skill, creative thinking and hard work. If you need to prototype a complex technical idea, they are a great partner to work with.

thumb Stephen Phillips
Mawson Ventures, Brisbane

COLETEK has been providing us with machining solutions for intricate and bespoke spacecraft designs. The team are very professional and always approachable with quick responses to ensure our needs are met. COLETEK offers a competitive solution on price and lead time and we have yet to give them a real challenge so it seems!

Andrin Tomaschett
ADFA & UNSW Canberra Space

Intuitive, innovative & efficient are three words that would appropriately describe the COLETEK service. Luke and the team at COLETEK have taken our concepts to the next level.

thumb Alan Hay
Boylan Group, Sydney

We had the pleasure of doing business with COLETEK who provided us with service work. Their level of service and the quality of their work is exceptional. They communicated with us through the entire process to let us know when the work would be completed. We are very happy to have worked with them.

thumb Steve Sennett
RPX Technologies Inc., Oklahoma, USA

Delivered excellence on time, great work and great team, thanks!

thumb Alexander Tietge

Great delivery, and great relationship orientated services.

thumb Damian Carrell
AEDesign (Pvt) Ltd, Pakistan, Germany