MIT wins prize for $20 robot

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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