an open source, open hardware robotic platform

A mobile robot to learn and discover

MARRtino is a ROS-based low-cost differential drive robot platform that comes in many shapes. 

MARRtino has been designed to be easy-to-build and easy-to-program, but at the same time it uses professional software based on ROS. It is thus suitable to implement and experiment many typical Robotics and Artificial Intelligence tasks, such as smart navigation, spoken human-robot interaction, image analysis, etc.

MARRtino is being successfully used in a variety of educational activities, ranging from pre-school children to PhD and PostDoc in Artificial Intelligence and Robotics.

You can develop your own robot in five steps:

If you want to try MARRtino functionalities in a simulator, you can install the software (Step 3) and program the robot (Step 5) using the simulation mode.

MARRtino robot is used within:

Contact information

Luca Iocchi, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy


These photos and videos show different models built by students during several workshops.