Tbot Rolls on Both 4 and 2 Wheels
Bucknell University has been working on the Tbot that not only rolls around on all four wheels, but can stand on its two rear ones. The v1.0 bot has 8º of freedom, two main drive wheels with active suspensions, two steerable front wheels and two shoulder joints. Maybe by v.2, they will give the Tbot a face. Check out video of the robot in action on the ITEE website.
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Posted by Sheila Franklin at May 1, 2009 8:48 AM
Hi, these robots weren't made at Bucknell University, they were made in Florida at the Institute for Human and Machine Cognition! I should know because I was one of the creators :-)