Two spherical robots, named Mowgli and Baloo, who can roll forward, backward, and rotate on the spot. Both robots can be controlled autonomously and via remote-control.
Sole Designer and Engineer
Side Project at MIT Edgerton Center
Arduino, C/C++, Xbee, LiPo Batteries, Motor Controllers, Servos, PWM, PID Loops, Gimbals, IMU, Flywheel, Feedback Control
Conceptual Design Process
With the goal of re-imagining how the robots of the future might look and function, I sought to design a mechanical way for robots to interact with humans more naturally.
Initial Concept Brainstorming
Design, Engineering and Construction
My design process spanned several months and included several prototypes, complete redesigns, and many setbacks. However, the final product resulted in two fully-functioning robotic hamster balls able to communicate, move independently, and sense their environment.