The TriBoingus is a 3WD mobile robot platform for experimentation and play. It is built mostly with parts fabricated on a layered deposition printer, and is a robust vehicle suitable for outdoor use and hazardous environments.
TriBoingus V1 was built primarily as a test platform for the control and coordination of a three wheel drive, three wheel steering robot. It is controlled by a HandyBoard and six small motors. It currently lives in the Computational Design Lab at Carnegie Mellon University.
Currently under design development, TriBoingus V2 features a more streamlined design, with several key improvements over V1:
- It HOPS, using a small linear actuator
- Lowered "brain" for locomotion even when flipped
- Bearings at joints for greater load handling
- Bird's-eye plan reconfiguration with additional servos
- Smarter Linux controller with CMUCAM2+ for tracking
For more information, please read the summary paper:
triBoingus: Toward a Robust Mobile Robot Platform
tza [at] cmu.edu