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MIT wins prize for $20 robot

Posted on Saturday, March 29th, 2014 in robotics by the machinegeek

John Tarbox reports that MIT’s CSAIL team has won first place in the categories of hardware and curriculum for a printable, origami-inspired Segway robot, called SEG, at the “Ultra-Affordable Robot” competition sponsored by the African Robotics Network (AFRON) and the IEEE Robotics and Automaton Society. The robot can be built for about $20. Its made of polyester and moves around on two large wheels and can avoid obstacles. The navigation system design is based on the ATTiny24 MCU, a voltage regulator, two servos and a handful of discrete parts.

For details on the design of the MIT SEG, visit the project web page.

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  1. The hardware is an arduino pro mini, which uses an ATMega328. Their BOM lists the cost at $10, but at <$3 ea from China, the build cost is closer to $10 rather than $20.

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