Ballbot Out-Balances Two Wheeled Robots

Posted 10 Aug 2006 at 00:25 UTC by steve Share This

Building two-wheeled balancing robots has become very popular the last few of years. A CMU press release reveals a new balancing robot that may render all those two-wheeled bots obsolete. Ballbot balances on a single round ball, much like an upside down trackball. The tall, 95 pound robot balances dynamically while moving omnidirectionally on most surfaces, including carpet. Ballbot was built by Ralph Hollis and funded by the National Science Foundation. Videos of the robot in action can be found on the Microdynamics Systems Lab website.

balance, posted 10 Aug 2006 at 11:44 UTC by c6jones720 » (Master)

Hope it dosent fall over when its batteries run out!

No Fall Over., posted 13 Aug 2006 at 20:39 UTC by marev » (Observer)

Noticed a stabliser at the back of it and must be backwards weight bearing,do not want to sound boring mate,cheers.

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